God particle theorist awarded Nobel Prize
It started as a brainwave on a walk in the Cairngorms and led a British scientist to the Nobel Prize in physics.
Professor Peter Higgs, the man who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle, was awarded the highest honour in science yesterday for his efforts to explain the origins of the universe.
The 84-year-old emeritus professor at Edinburgh University said in a statement that he was “overwhelmed” by the accolade but, typically humble, he was unavailable to give interviews because he had gone on holiday without a phone to escape the fuss.
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