Famous Physicist Peter Higgs Passes Away at the Age of 94

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Peter Higgs commenced his teaching journey as a Temporary Lecturer in Mathematics at University College London, UK.

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  • In 1960, he relocated to Edinburgh and assumed the role of a Lecturer in Mathematical Physics at the Tait Institute.

  • Progressing steadily, he ascended through the academic ranks, culminating in his appointment to a Personal Chair of Theoretical Physics in 1980.

  • Upon retirement in 1996, he was granted the title of Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh.

Awards and Honours:

  • 2015: Royal Society's Copley Medal for his contributions to the theory of the Higgs boson.

  • 2013: Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with François Englert, for their theoretical discovery explaining the mass of subatomic particles.

  • 2013: Appointed as Companion of Honour in the New Year Honours List for scientific achievements.

  • 2013: Edinburgh Medal from the Edinburgh International Science Festival and the Nonino 'Man of Our Time' Prize.

  • 2004: Wolf Prize in Physics shared with Robert Brout and François Englert.

  • 1997: High Energy and Particle Physics Prize from the European Physical Society shared with Robert Brout and François Englert.

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