University of Chicago physicist Yoichiro Nambu
is among three winners receiving the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics
. Nambu's work was singled out "for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics". I'm going to keep an eye out for a good explanation of Nambu's work and will update this post if I find anything... but in the meantime, congratulations to Professor Nambu, and to the University for adding to its impressive collection of Nobel winners.