A massive achievement – 2013 Nobel prize in physics

So, the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics has been announced. I was surprised they did go for the Higgs, given the potential controversies. In any case, congratulations to Peter Higgs and François Englert for their massive achievement.

I could not let this opportunity pass and thus, I would like to point you to an old post where I try to answer the question:
So, what is the Higgs boson?