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Peter Higgs

British theoretical physicist and an emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh.
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Peter Higgs
There is a sort of mythology that grows up about what happened, which is different from what really did happen.
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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.
When you look at a vacuum in a quantum theory of fields, it isn't exactly nothing.

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Itís about understanding! Understanding the world!
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This summer I have discovered something totally useless.
Peter Higgs quotes
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.
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