The North-East scientist Peter Higgs has won the Nobel physics prize for his work on the Higgs boson - sharing the prize with his colleague Francois Englert.
The 83-year-old gave his name to the Higgs boson, which scientists at the Large Hadron Collider believe they discovered in July, having hit on the concept in the 1960s.
The physicist has now retired from the University of Edinburgh and is recognised worldwide as the creator of the theory behind the 'God particle'.
In a statement released through Edinburgh University, Professor Peter Higgs has said:
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.
A 21 year old man has been charged following a burglary at the Lord Mayor's Mansion House in Newcastle. Two other men are helping police with their enquiries.
Several high value items were stolen in the burglary which happened between Monday April 1st and Tuesday April 2nd. They include a golden Nobel Peace Prize which was awarded in the 1930s.
Police have arrested 3 people following a burglary in Newcastle in which valuable items were stolen including a Gold Nobel Peace Prize.
The thefts took place at the Lord Mayor's Mansion House in the city.
North East businessmen Freddy Shepherd and Graham Wylie are offering a £3,000 reward for the return of valuable items stolen from the Lord Mayor's Mansion House in Newcastle earlier this week.
The burglars took silverware, and a Gold Nobel Peace Prize.
Police have released an image of the rare Nobel Peace Prize which was stolen from the Lord Mayor's official residence in Newcastle this week.
North East politician Arthur Henderson was awarded the medal in 1934 for his work on international disarmament.
A Nobel Peace Prize belonging to Newcastle Laureate Arthur Henderson has been stolen in a burglary at the Lord Mayor's Mansion House.
It happened overnight on Monday April 1 at the property on Fernwood Road in Jesmond.
Police think the theives broke in through the cellar before searching the house.
They stole a number of items thought to be in the value of £150,000.
The gold Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the former foreign secretary in the 1930 for his work on international disarmament.
A lock of hair from Admiral Lord Collingwood, and a large amount of antique silverware were also taken.