During the opening of one conference Peter Higgs attended to. The name is after all of the people (Philip Warren Anderson, Robert Brout, François Englert, Gerry Guralnik, Dick Hagen, Peter Higgs, Tom Kibble and Gerard 't Hooft) who discovered it, or rediscovered it.
Frases de Peter Higgs
Fecha de nacimiento: 29. Mayo 1929
Peter Ware Higgs es un físico británico conocido por su proposición en los años 1960 de la ruptura de la simetría en la teoría electrodébil, explicando el origen de la masa de las partículas elementales, en general, y de los bosones W y Z, en particular. Este llamado mecanismo de Higgs predice la existencia de una nueva partícula, el bosón de Higgs, que a menudo se describe como «la partícula más codiciada de la física moderna». Tras el descubrimiento en el CERN en 2012 de la partícula que lleva su nombre, recibió el premio Nobel de física en 2013.
Frases Peter Higgs
In a press conference asked whether he felt a sense of vindication.
„The point came when people were doing things I didn't feel competent to do myself. I'm not being modest, I honestly get lost. I was lucky in spotting what I did when I did, but there comes a point where you realise what you're doing is not going to be much good.“
Explaining how he came to follow the race for the discovery of the Higgs boson from the sidelines, as quoted by Ian Sample, in The god of small things, The Guardian, Saturday 17 November 2007.
in video Meet Peter Higgs http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1019670 by CERN (July 2004).
„There is a sort of mythology that grows up about what happened, which is different from what really did happen.“
About the early days after the proposal of the Higgs mechanism, as quoted by Peter Rodgers, in Peter Higgs: the man behind the boson http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/print/19750, Physics World (July 10, 2004)
„The way that the background fields generates mass is rather like the way in which when light passes through a transparent medium like glass or water, it gets slowed down. It no longer travels with the fundamental velocity of light c. And that's the way to think of the generation of mass.“
in video Meet Peter Higgs by CERN (July 2004).
Explaining what led him to study theoretical physics, as quoted by Ian Sample, in The god of small things http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/nov/17/sciencenews.particlephysics, The Guardian, Saturday 17 November 2007.
Writing to a colleague about his proposal for a particle at the origin of mass (1964), as quoted in The Hunt for the Higgs Boson http://www.sciencescotland.org/feature.php?id=14, Science Scotland, issue no. 3.