For many years the search for its extremely rare decay to a μ+μ– pair was a holy grail of particle physics.
Achieving 8% precision on the Higgs cross section is a significant step towards studying the electroweak symmetry breaking mechanism.
The LHCb collaboration recently reported the results of searches for two complementary charged-lepton-flavour violating decays.
Atish Dabholkar succeeds Fernando Quevedo.
Jonathan Gaunt was recognised for contributions to parton scattering, and Josh Bendavid for his contributions to Higgs physics and parton density functions.
Viatcheslav Mukhanov, Alexei Starobinsky and Rashid Sunyaev share the prize for work on the physics of the cosmic microwave background.
Sally Dawson of Brookhaven National Laboratory has been recognised for her outstanding contributions to the theoretical description of processes at hadron colliders.
A Dutch team will compare electron and positron showers, while a US team will study the properties of scintillators.
Bottomonia are the first hadrons that do not seem to "flow" in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC.
Researchers in the US have demonstrated an advanced accelerator dipole magnet with a field of 14.1 T.