The European Physical Society (EPS) High Energy Physics Division will award the 2013 High Energy Particle Physics Prize to the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), "for the discovery of a Higgs boson, as predicted by the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism," and to Micahel Della Negra, Peter Jenni and Tejinder Virdee, "for their pioneering and outstanding leadership roles in the making of the ATLAS and CMS experiments."

Maryland researchers, including Drew Baden, Sarah Eno, Nick Hadley and Andris Skuja, have played a strong role in the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) collaboration. They have made significant contributions to nearly every aspect of CMS from the construction and operation of the detector to physics analysis.