Professor Peter Higgs, the scientist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle, says he is “overwhelmed” to have won the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Professor Higgs shares the prize with Francois Englert of Belgium for their work on the theory of the so-called “God particle” said to give matter its substance, or mass.
Prof Higgs has strong ties to Swansea University, and in July 2008 was awarded a Fellowship during the degree ceremony for the School of Physical Sciences.
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