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World Thinkers 2014: Peter Higgs

The man behind the Boson

By Prospect Team  

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.

Further reading:

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…

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