Prof Peter Higgs in Durham

Nobel Prize winner Professor Peter Higgs is visiting Durham University today, November 5.

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Full report: Professor Peter Higgs visits Durham University

One of the world's most renowned scientists says one of his greatest achievements has been to inspire a new generation.

Professor Peter Higgs is the physicist whose theories led to one of the most important discoveries in science, the Higgs Boson.

Put simply, a tiny particle that's considered to be the missing link in understanding how the universe works.

Professor Higgs was born in Newcastle and was back in the region today, November 5, to give a lecture at Durham University. He rarely gives television interviews. But today he made an exception.

Kenny Toal reports.

Newcastle-born scientist visits Durham University

Nobel Prize winner Professor Peter Higgs. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Nobel Prize winner Professor Peter Higgs is visiting Durham University today, November 5.

The physicist, who is originally from Newcastle, was awarded the Nobel Prize for his theory predicting the Higgs boson.

He will be giving a lecture to students this afternoon.

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