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Edinburgh has a new hero in town

January 21 2014 , Written by Wing-Fai Thi

Edinburgh has found a new hero to celebrate. Peter Higgs, who received the Nobel price for his prediction of the particle that provide the mass to matter, has joined Maxwell (and other scientists) in the list of local famous scientists. A portrait of Peter Higgs is displayed in the Scottisch National Gallery in Edinburgh together with a small-scaled bronze of the Maxwell statue on George street. I do like the portrait by Lady Lucinda Mackay commissioned in 1981.

The scientific article in the Physical Review journal is on displayed in the National Museum of Scotland. My friend, who tends to write twenty-page articles, got the shock of his scientific life when he saw that Higgs’ article is less than two-page long!

Back: Portrait of Peter Higgs by Laby Lucinda Mackay. Front: Statue of James Clerk Maxwell by Alexander Stodart. Scottisch National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (19/01/2014)

Back: Portrait of Peter Higgs by Laby Lucinda Mackay. Front: Statue of James Clerk Maxwell by Alexander Stodart. Scottisch National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (19/01/2014)

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