There you go Peter, your namesake has finally been awarded the Nobel Physics prize for the Higgs Boson.
My Peter has been asking me why Peter Higgs has not been Nobel prized yet. They’ve found the particle, what else would they want?!!! LOL He asked me this question almost every other day. We do talk a lot about science! 😉
Anyway, one scientist – a really great one, will probably feel a little bit miffed with the Nobel Prize received by Peter Higgs. Yes I am talking about you, Stephen Hawking, you said they’ll never find this God Particle! Not to worry, Stephen, your non-faith does not diminish your genius. After all didn’t good old Albert Einstein also said that Quantum Mechanics was a mumbo jumbo?!!!
CONGRATULATIONS FROM GLOBALGRANARY.ORG TO PETER HIGGS AND FRANCOIS ENGLERT FOR THEIR MUCH DESERVED AWARD.
Peter Higgs and Francois Englert win Nobel physics prize for Higgs boson research
Professor Peter Higgs has been awarded the Nobel prize in physics for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson or ‘God particle’.
The British scientist shared the award with Belgium’s Francois Englert for their theoretical work about the particle that is fundamental to explaining why elementary matter has mass.
‘I am overwhelmed to receive this award and thank the Royal Swedish Academy,’ said Prof Higgs said in a statement released by the University of Edinburgh.
‘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.’
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement: ‘The awarded theory is a central part of the Standard Model of particle physics that describes how the world is constructed.
‘According to the Standard Model, everything, from flowers and people to stars and planets, consists of just a few building blocks: matter particles.’
The two scientists had been favourites to share the $1.25million (£780,000) prize after the elementary particle’s existence was confirmed at the European nuclear research facility in Geneva, Switzerland, last year.
Prime minister David Cameron tweeted saying: ‘Congratulations to Britain’s Professor Peter Higgs, who is sharing this year’s #NobelPrize for Physics.’
Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond also congratulated Prof Higgs.
He said: ‘Today, the Higgs boson, which carries his name, is a scientific discovery which is renowned the world over.
‘This richly deserved honour not only highlights the quality of research carried out in Scotland, but also how science inspires us to look for answers to fundamental questions about life and the universe.’
Scientists had searched for the elusive ‘God particle’ for decades when its existence was finally confirmed.
Nobel prizes tend to go to ideas that stand the test of time and last year’s breakthrough was too recent to be considered for the 2012 award.
Englert and Higgs both theorised about the existence of the particle in the 1960s although Englert was reportedly first.