Press conference with Professor Peter Higgs

A press conference featuring Professor Peter Higgs was webcast live on Friday 11 October, 2013, from the University's historic Old College.

Professor Higgs spoke to invited journalists and took questions following Tuesday's announcement that he has been awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ award to Professor Higgs recognises his outstanding contribution to the theoretical work that led to the prediction of the Higgs boson particle.

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to Professor Higgs and Professor Francois Englert.

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Professor Higgs gave his reaction to the award at a press conference held at the University's historic Old College on 11 October.

The University of Edinburgh's Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea, talked about how the Scottish and Westminster Governments will support the project.

Watch the full-length video of the news conference that was webcast live.

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