Nobel winner Higgs plans to retire next year

October 15, 2013
In this Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 file photo, Britain's Professor Peter Higgs gestures during a press conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. Nobel Prize winning scientist Peter Higgs told the BBC on Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013, that he is hoping to retire next year at the age of 85. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Peter Higgs says he is hoping to fully retire next year at the age of 85—and that he once turned down a knighthood.

Last week, Higgs won the Nobel Prize in physics with Francois Englert for helping explain how matter formed after the Big Bang.

He retired from teaching 17 years ago but is a professor emeritus at the University of Edinburgh and also travels internationally to deliver lectures.

He told the BBC on Tuesday that he is "proposing" to retire "properly" next year.

Higgs also revealed that he turned down the offer of a knighthood from then-Prime Minister Tony Blair in 1999 because he thought "anything of that sort was premature" and because he didn't want "any sort of title."

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finitesolutions
1 / 5 (5) Oct 15, 2013
After he retires he will die someplace and then he will get recycled by the elements and than he will truly be everywhere just like the field he marketed.
Salutari domnule Higgs.
Q-Star
not rated yet Oct 15, 2013
He http://www.scotsm...-2709488 apparently. I do agree with Peter Higgs that people like Richard Dawkins are fundamentalists in a similar sense as the believers themselves.


I with ya on that one Zeph,,, Dawkins' kind of crusading is a big turn off for me too. I'm an atheist first, middle and last,,, but Dawkins goes beyound the pale in many of his presentations.

I think he sees himself as the T. Huxley or the S. J. Gould of his time, both of them were miles better at presenting their case.
MikeBowler
not rated yet Oct 18, 2013
After he retires he will die someplace and then he will get recycled by the elements and than he will truly be everywhere just like the field he marketed.
Salutari domnule Higgs.

moron

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