Meeting Peter Higgs

Just for completeness and for those of you who haven’t seen it on my Facebook page or the Build-Your-Own-Particle-Detector web site, I managed to get hold of Peter Higgs (one of this year’s two Nobel Prize winners in physics) to shake hands and sign one of my ATLAS LEGO models.

Organised by the University of Manchester, we had a very nice sit in and had him chat about his last weeks, how he got informed of his award and where he was (hiding) when he got to know about it. The particle physics group invited me to come over with my model and prepare everything for the day, where he also received a honorary degree from the university.