Medal for ‘God particle’ professor

By Hilary Duncanson

Published: 01/02/2013

The professor who gave his name to the “God particle”, believed to give matter mass, is to receive a science medal.

Prof Peter Higgs will receive the Edinburgh Medal at a ceremony in March.

The medal will also be awarded to international organisation Cern, whose Large Hadron Collider on the Swiss-French border last year detected the existence of an elusive, subatomic particle consistent with the long sought-after “Higgs boson”.

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