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Peter Higgs the scientist expected to win Nobel Prize for physics

For scientists of a certain calibre, these early days of October can bring on a bad case of the jitters. The nominations are in. All that remains is for the Nobel committees to cast their final votes. There are no sure bets on who will win the most prestigious prize in science this year, but there are expectations aplenty. Speak to particle physicists, and one name comes up more than any other. Top of their wish list of winners is the self-deprecating British octogenarian Peter Higgs.

6 Oct 2013 - 12:02PM

For scientists of a certain calibre, these early days of October can bring on a bad case of the jitters. The nominations are in. All that remains is for the Nobel committees to cast their final votes. There are no sure bets on who will win the most prestigious prize in science this year, but there are expectations aplenty. Speak to particle physicists, and one name comes up more than any other. Top of their wish list of winners is the self-deprecating British octogenarian Peter Higgs.

Peter Higgs the scientist expected to win Nobel Prize for physics