There was a lot of quiet satisfaction in the world of physics this month with the award of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics to theoretical physicists P(...)

Prof Brian Cox photographed in front of a Peter Monaghan installation called Concave Convex at the new O’Brien Science Building UCD. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

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Physicists Francois Englert and Peter Higgs before a news conference on the search for the Higgs boson at CERN last year

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British physicist Peter Higgs (R) smiling next to CERN Director general Rolf Heuer (C) and Belgium physicist Francois Englert. Photograph: Reuters

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Images of James Rothman and Randy Schekman of the US, and German-born researcher Thomas Sudhof are projected on a screen, in Stockholm, Sweden, after they were announced as the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine.

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A view of part of the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider, at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, known as CERN in Meyrin, Switzerland. Photograph: John Von Radowitz /PA Wire

As word of the next round of Nobel Prize winners begins to circulate don’t be too surprised if the list includes the name Peter Higgs. He and f(...)