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Interview: Chinese scientists to play more important role: Nobel winner Higgs

by Fu Yiming STOCKHOLM, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists will play an increasingly important role in the world in future, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Physics Peter Higgs said here on Saturday. Higgs made the statement in an exclusive interview with Xinhua immediately after a joint press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in central Stockholm, where this year's laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Economics made their first joint public appearance.

Nobel winner Higgs to 'properly' retire next year at 85

Peter Higgs, the British scientist who jointly won the Nobel physics prize last week for his work on the "God particle", said he plans to retire next year -- once he turns 85. He quit full-time teaching 17 years ago but still works on sharing his knowledge with other scientists, he said in an interview with the BBC's Scotland service broadcast late Tuesday. "I'm proposing to retire at the age of 85, next year," Higgs said, explaining this would see him "properly" giving up work.

'God particle' scientists win Nobel Physics Prize

Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for conceiving of the tantalising "God particle" which confers mass. Higgs, 84, and Englert, 80, were honoured for theorising a particle -- discovered last year after an agonising quest -- that explains why the Universe has substance. "This particle originates from an invisible field that fills up all space. Even when the Universe seems empty this field is there," the jury said in a statement.

'God particle' scientists win Nobel Physics Prize

Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for conceiving of the so-called "God particle" which confers mass. Higgs, 84, and Englert, 80, were honoured for theorising a particle -- discovered last year after an agonising quest -- that explains why the Universe has any substance at all. "This particle originates from an invisible field that fills up all space. Even when the Universe seems empty this field is there," the jury said in a statement.

Higgs and Englert win Nobel for work on the Higgs Boson particle

British scientist Peter Higgs said he was "overwhelmed" after he and his Belgian colleague Francois Englert were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work on the Higgs Boson particle. "I am overwhelmed to receive this award and thank the Royal Swedish Academy," Higgs, 84, said in a statement released by Edinburgh University, where he is emeritus professor of theoretical physics.

Nobel physics laureate Higgs 'overwhelmed'

British scientist Peter Higgs said he was "overwhelmed" after he and his Belgian colleague Francois Englert were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work on the Higgs Boson particle. "I am overwhelmed to receive this award and thank the Royal Swedish Academy," Higgs, 84, said in a statement released by Edinburgh University, where he is emeritus professor of theoretical physics. "I would also like to congratulate all those who have contributed to the discovery of this new particle and to thank my family, friends and colleagues for their support.

'God particle' scientists win Nobel Physics Prize

Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for conceiving of the so-called "God particle" which confers mass. Higgs, 84, and Englert, 80, were honoured for theorising a particle -- discovered last year after an agonising quest -- that explains why the Universe has any substance at all. "This particle originates from an invisible field that fills up all space. Even when the Universe seems empty this field is there," the jury said in a statement.

Nobel physics laureate Higgs 'overwhelmed'

British scientist Peter Higgs said he was "overwhelmed" after he and Belgium's Francois Englert were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work on the Higgs Boson particle. "I am overwhelmed to receive this award and thank the Royal Swedish Academy," Higgs, 84, said in a statement released by Edinburgh University, where he is emeritus professor of theoretical physics. "I would also like to congratulate all those who have contributed to the discovery of this new particle and to thank my family, friends and colleagues for their support.

Nobel physics laureate Higgs 'overwhelmed'

British scientist Peter Higgs said he was "overwhelmed" after he and his Belgian colleague Francois Englert were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work on the Higgs Boson particle. "I am overwhelmed to receive this award and thank the Royal Swedish Academy," Higgs, 84, said in a statement released by Edinburgh University, where he is based. "I would also like to congratulate all those who have contributed to the discovery of this new particle and to thank my family, friends and colleagues for their support.

CORRECTED: Higgs evidence mounts one year on, so too the suspense

A year since the discovery of a subatomic particle set the science world aflutter, evidence is mounting it may be the elusive Higgs boson even as researchers warn the suspense is far from over. "We have established without a doubt that we have a new particle, and that it is a boson. What remains to be done is confirm that it is a Higgs," said physicist Pauline Gagnon, a member of the team that made the discovery at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).
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