Professor Peter Higgs receives his Nobel Prize

British scientist Peter Higgs received his Nobel Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf in a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

The Edinburgh University emeritus professor was awarded the prestigious prize alongside Francois Englert for their work on the theory of the Higgs boson, but was unable to collect the prize in October.

Professor Peter Higgs (left) Credit: REUTERS/Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency
The Nobel Prize ceremony Credit: REUTERS/Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency