Peter Higgs

UK physicist who worked on Higgs boson dies, says university

In 1964, Kibble worked on one of the three earliest research papers theorising the existence of a sub-atomic particle believed to explain how matter acquires mass.

Jun 03, 2016, 03:37 AM IST

Whistleblower Snowden, Pope tipped for 2014 Nobel prizes

Nobel prize season starts on Monday with speculation rife that the peace prize could go to US whistleblower Edward Snowden, Pakistani girls` education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, or perhaps Pope Francis. 

Oct 03, 2014, 08:50 AM IST

God Particle hunt: China to build new collider 60 times faster than the present one

In an effort that is seen as a move to overtake the Western world in science and technology research, Chinese scientists plan to build a faster electron-positron collider that is 60 times faster than the existing one to speed up the exploration of the Higgs boson.

Feb 26, 2014, 20:04 PM IST

Going to bed early cost Peter Higgs credit for big physics theory

Nobel Prize laureate Peter Higgs has revealed that he wasn`t given credit for one of physics` biggest theory, Standard Model, because he went to bed early.

Feb 19, 2014, 16:43 PM IST

Peter Higgs says Nobel Prize fame bit of a nuisance

Nobel Prize winning scientist Professor Peter Higgs has described his new found fame that came with his pioneering work on the God particle as "a bit of a nuisance".

Feb 18, 2014, 14:32 PM IST

Professor Peter Higgs collects Nobel Prize for `God particle`

Professor Peter Higgs has received his Nobel prize for physics at a ceremony in Stockholm.

Dec 10, 2013, 23:54 PM IST

Prof Peter Higgs gets a new science centre named after him

A new centre for science named after Nobel laureate Peter Higgs is to be built at Edinburgh University.

Dec 06, 2013, 00:21 AM IST

Peter Higgs to receive Freedom of Edinburgh

Professor Peter Higgs will be given the Freedom of Edinburgh for his contribution to science.

Nov 15, 2013, 23:30 PM IST

Stephen Hawking says God particle discovery makes physics boring

Stephen Hawking has said that physics would have been more interesting if the Higgs boson particle hadn`t been found.

Nov 13, 2013, 16:59 PM IST

Nobel laureate Peter Higgs doesn`t use mobile or computer!

Peter Higgs, who discovered the `God particle` Higgs boson phenomenon with Dr. Francois Englert, has revealed that he doesn`t own a cell phone or a computer by choice.

Oct 12, 2013, 18:30 PM IST

Boson`s naming after SN Bose bigger honour than Nobel: Indian physicists

Welcoming the Nobel Prize to Britain`s Peter Higgs and Belgian Francois Englert for their work on the Higgs Boson - popularly known as the "God particle" - prominent Indian physicists Tuesday asserted that though Indian scientist S.N. Bose did not receive the Nobel, the christening of the particle after him and Higgs is the biggest honour.

Oct 09, 2013, 15:14 PM IST

`God Particle` Nobel ticks boson box for CERN

The reflected glory of a Nobel prize for the minds behind the "God particle" sent champagne corks popping at Europe`s top physics lab CERN Tuesday, vindicating its landmark discovery a year ago.

Oct 08, 2013, 22:34 PM IST

Nobel physics laureate Higgs `overwhelmed`

British scientist Peter Higgs On Tuesday said he was "overwhelmed" after he and his Belgian colleague Francois Englert won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the `God particle`.

Oct 08, 2013, 22:18 PM IST

Factfile on Higgs boson- the `God particle`

The Higgs boson is a sub-atomic particle that confers mass on matter. Without it, the Universe would have no substance and life would not exist.

Oct 08, 2013, 21:33 PM IST

Peter Higgs, Francois Englert win 2013 physics Nobel prize for predicting existence of Higgs boson

Britain`s Peter Higgs and Belgium`s Francois Englert won the 2013 Nobel prize for physics for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson.

Oct 08, 2013, 16:35 PM IST

Two Higgs boson scientists tipped for Nobel Prize

Two scientists who predicted the existence of the Higgs boson - the mysterious particle that explains why elementary matter has mass - are Thomson Reuters` top tips to win this year`s Nobel Prize in physics.

Sep 26, 2013, 13:51 PM IST

Edinburgh University to offer free Higgs boson course online

Students around the world who want to know more about the ‘god particle’ or ‘Higgs boson’ can smile as they can now learn for free though online about the mysterious work of particle physicist Professor Peter Higgs.

Sep 19, 2013, 21:31 PM IST

God particle pioneers win Spanish award

British physicist Peter Higgs, Belgian Francois Englert and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, have won Spain`s Prince of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research.

May 30, 2013, 09:28 AM IST

Scientists want Higgs boson to be renamed

Some leading scientists want the elusive God particle, called Higgs boson after its discoverer Peter Higgs, to be renamed in order to also credit the other researchers involved in its discovery.

Apr 21, 2013, 18:44 PM IST

`God particle` physicist Peter Higgs awarded `Companion of Honour`

Physicist Peter Higgs, who first suggested the existence of the `God Particle`, has been made a Companion of Honour.

Dec 29, 2012, 10:01 AM IST