A PROFESSOR who has helped provide vital clues to the origins of the universe has been awarded a prestigious prize.
PROFESSOR Richard Demarco, the veteran Edinburgh Festival impresario and has become only the seventh person to received the Edinburgh Award.
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HIS research has sparked the interest of scientists around the globe - to such an extent that more than 10,000 people have signed up for an online course to study the work of physicist Professor Peter Higgs.
RENOWNED art advocate Richard Demarco, 83, is to be honoured for his work promoting cultural links throughout Europe by being given the Edinburgh Award.