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Professor Higgs at namesake particle announcement

Professor Peter Higgs, the retired British physicist from Edinburgh University after whom the particle was named, was present at a packed seminar at the Geneva headquarters of Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research.

Professor Peter Higgs Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

The professor dreamed up the concept of the Higgs mechanism to explain mass while walking in the Cairngorms in 1964.

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