Higgs owes his Nobel to an editor and a biologist

By Tom Siegfried, 15:39 PM October 8, 2013

From my archive, on Peter Higgs and his boson.

I interviewed Higgs, who has just won the Nobel Prize for his prediction of the subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson, only briefly. It was during a coffee-break conversation after a talk he gave in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 2001. And I took his picture.

In his talk, describing the events that led to the prediction of his boson, he provided an enlightening case study about how science really works. As with so many good ideas in science, Higgs had ...

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