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.