Britain's Professor Peter Higgs was today announced as joint-winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics.
The European Union's three presidents collected the Nobel Peace Prize today in Oslo.
Nobel Prize winner Sir John Gurdon told ITV News he was dissuaded from studying science at Eton by his teacher.
Higgs boson scientists Peter Higgs from the UK and Belgium's Francois Englert have won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics.
They were among among several physicists in the 1960's who proposed a mechanism explaining why the Higgs boson particle, the universe's most basic building block, has mass.
The particle was discovered in 2012 Large Hadron Collider in Cern, Swizterland.
The European Union has received the Nobel Peace Prize in honour of its peace-keeping since World War Two at a ceremony in Norway.
ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates reports from Oslo:
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that "it's not a bad thing" to honour peace in the European Union with the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Liberal Democrat leader said: "It's a not a bad thing from time to time to recognise that we've had 70 years of peace in a continent that had been racked with conflict and war for much of the last century."
Nick Clegg's office has tweeted a picture of the Deputy Prime Minister meeting French President Francois Hollande in Oslo, after the European Union received the Nobel Peace Prize.
Herman Van Rompuy goes for his JFK moment: "Ich bin ein Europaer", as he accepts the Nobel Peace Prize. I think Kennedy did it better.
European leaders are in Norway to collect the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize but Prime Minister David Cameron will not attend.
The European Union was awarded the prize for fostering peace on a continent ravaged by war.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will represent Britain at the ceremony in Oslo, where Nobel committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland will present the prize worth $1.2 million (around £750,000).
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will be among the leaders at the ceremony which comes before a summit on the financial crisis later this week.
The President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, has invited David Cameron to the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony:
The National Security Council (NSC) has congratulated the European Union on the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize.
– NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor
The United States congratulates the European Union on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This award recognizes Europe’s commitment to the principles of democracy, freedom, and human rights, as well as its efforts to advance these values across the world.
In addition, it reflects the spirit and dedication of the Europeans to coexist peacefully in a society that draws strength from the diversity of its people, its languages and its cultures. We have no stronger partner than Europe and are pleased to see it recognized for its achievements.