The physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle has been honoured for his contribution to science.
The hunt for the universe's tiniest particles has required the construction of the largest and most sophisticated machine ever built.
The scientist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle has been granted another honour for his ground-breaking work.
A wealth of new data has made scientists even more confident the elusive "God particle" is in their grasp.
FIRST Minister Alex Salmond has officially launched a prize for students named in honour of the Edinburgh University physics professor who gave his name to the "God particle".