I have the great pleasure to announce that CERN today received the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, shared with theorists Peter Higgs and François Englert. This award has been given by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, which seeks to encourage and promote scientific and cultural values. Felipe de Borbón, Prince of Asturias and heir to the throne of Spain, is the Honorary President of this foundation since its creation in 1980. On behalf of CERN and the thousands of particle physicists involved in the laboratory’s activities, I graciously accept this prestigious award, which recognizes that science is performed through the collaboration of theory and experiment.
Rolf Heuer, CERN Director-General