Nobel physics laureate Higgs `overwhelmed`

British scientist Peter Higgs On Tuesday said he was "overwhelmed" after he and his Belgian colleague Francois Englert won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the `God particle`.

Factfile on Higgs boson- the `God particle`

The Higgs boson is a sub-atomic particle that confers mass on matter. Without it, the Universe would have no substance and life would not exist.

Studies of universe`s expansion win physics Nobel

Three U.S.-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their studies of exploding stars that revealed that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.