With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of….

The University of Edinburgh announced the passing of Professor Peter Higgs, a renowned physicist known for his prediction of the Higgs boson, or the “God particle.” Professor Higgs died peacefully at home on April 8 after a brief illness, surrounded by his family.

Praised as a truly gifted scientist whose groundbreaking work has enriched our understanding of the world, Professor Higgs leaves behind a legacy that has inspired countless scientists. In 2013, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for his groundbreaking contributions to the field, particularly his elucidation of how the Higgs boson imparts mass to particles, thereby playing a fundamental role in the structure of the universe

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The discovery of the Higgs boson, confirmed in 2012 by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, marked a significant milestone in our understanding of particle physics. However, there remain many unanswered questions about the particle, including its interaction with dark matter and its own properties, which continue to intrigue scientists and drive further research.

Professor Higgs’s profound impact on the field of physics and his pioneering contributions will be remembered for generations to come, shaping the course of scientific inquiry and our understanding of the universe.

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