In a statement released through Edinburgh University, Professor Peter Higgs has said:
I am overwhelmed to receive this award and thank the Royal Swedish Academy.
I would also like to congratulate all those who have contributed to the discovery of this new particle and to thank my family, friends and colleagues for their support.
I hope this recognition of fundamental science will help raise awareness of the value of blue-sky research.
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