The predictor of the Higgs Boson (the particle that gives mass to other fundamental particles) and winner, in 2013, of the Nobel Prize in Physics. The existence of the boson was proved by researchers in 2012 at Cern, the European research facility. The famously reclusive scientist is an emeritus professor of physics at Edinburgh University.
The Higgs universe: Frank Close describes how Higgs waited 48 years for the confirmation of his theory, but in some ways grew to dread the moment of discovery
The missing piece: Prospect’s deputy editor Jay Elwes meets with Peter Higgs on the eve of the discovery of the Higgs boson particle
Mass, metaphor and Margaret Thatcher: David Miller explains the boson in simple terms
The Higgs, and beyond: Nobel prizewinning physicist Steven Weinberg looks past the Higgs boson to dark matter, technicolour forces and WIMPs
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