Renowned Physicist Peter Higgs Passes Away at 94

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Renowned Physicist Peter Higgs Passes Away at 94

The world of science is mourning the loss of renowned physicist Peter Higgs, who peacefully passed away at his home in Edinburgh on Monday at the age of 94. Higgs was best known for his groundbreaking theoretical work in 1964 that predicted the existence of a subatomic particle responsible for giving other particles mass.

This particle, later confirmed by experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in 2012, came to be known as the Higgs boson or the “God particle,” although Higgs himself disliked the nickname. Higgs’s theory, along with independent work by Belgian physicist Francois Englert, revolutionized our understanding of the fundamental structure of the universe.

The discovery of the Higgs boson was a major scientific achievement, and Higgs and Englert were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013 for their contributions. Peter Higgs was a remarkable scientist whose work has had a profound impact on our understanding of the universe.

His brilliance, dedication to scientific inquiry, and role in one of the most significant discoveries of our time will be remembered. The scientific community and the world at large are grateful for his contributions and mourn the loss of a true visionary.

Dr. Sajeev Dev
Dr. Sajeev Dev
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