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Updated: February 17, 2014 19:21 IST

Higgs says Nobel Prize fame bit of a nuisance

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Nobel Prize-winning scientist Peter Higgs has described his newfound fame that came with his pioneering work on the God particle as ‘a bit of a nuisance’.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific, Mr. Higgs disclosed how his work has influenced his personal life, including the breakdown of his marriage in the 1970s, The Times reported.

Mr. Higgs said his newfound fame was “a bit of a nuisance sometimes, frankly”, with fans asking him for autographs.

He also explained how he struggled alone with his theories in the 1960s.

“Nobody else took what I was doing seriously, so nobody would want to work with me. I was thought to be a bit eccentric and maybe cranky,” said Mr. Higgs.

Every great idea is first ridiculed, then questioned and only after all
that is it accepted. Its the beauty and the cruelty of science. Nothing
lies on faith.

from:  Harikrishnan D
Posted on: Feb 17, 2014 at 20:58 IST

"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people."
-George Bernard Shaw

from:  Anand
Posted on: Feb 17, 2014 at 20:06 IST
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