Recognition and awards
- Nobel Prize in Physics (1979) - Weinberg and Salam (and a co-creator), for "contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles" 
- Nobel Prize in Physics (1999) - 't Hooft and Veltman, "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics" 
- Nobel Prize in Physics (2008) - Nambu (shared), "for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics" 
- J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics (2010) - for the original 1964 PRL papers; these were also recognition as "landmark" papers by PRL in its 50 year review (described above)
- Wolf Prize (2004) - Englert, Brout, and Higgs
- Weinberg's 1967 paper "A model of Leptons" (which was cited only twice in its first three years) holds the position of most cited paper in particle physics, as at 2012.