Peter Higgs at 90
Special Event Series

In 2019 Peter Higgs will celebrate his 90th birthday and we are planning a year of events to mark this. We are looking forward to a year of varied activities to honour Peter's legacy aiming to engage with scientists, current students, alumni and the wider public.

We have already held a public lecture by Nima Arkani-Hamed and the first "Beyond the Lab" workshop held at the Higgs Centre for Innovation. In March we held the Inaugural Higgs Lecture given by Prof. Gian Giudice entitled "From Higgs to the Cosmos". Tickets for the event sold out and the audience enjoyed a very engaging talk and discussion.

We held a competition to design a birthday card for Peter open to all children at primary school or nursery in Scotland. Entries were judged by Suzanne Higgs, Christophe Englert and Lily Asquith who found it a really difficult choice. The names of the winners and their entries can be seen here.

A follow-up competition for secondary school pupils is open now to design a poster exploring the impact today of the work of Peter Higgs and four other landmark Scottish physicists.

Our main event of the year will be a day of celebration on Friday 20 Sept, 2019 where we will enjoy talks recalling the journey to the discovery of the Higgs boson and looking forward to future discoveries in particle physics. Registration is open now to all.

Outreach events

May152019

Peter Higgs' 90th Birthday Card Competition

We were delighted to receive hundreds of entries to our birthday card competition from schools all over Scotland. Our judging panel was Suzanne Higgs, Christoph Englert and Lily Asquith who ...

Dec062019

Peter Higgs Poster Competition

Secondary school pupils across Scotland are invited to design a large poster that can be submitted digitally. The competition will close on Friday 6 December. The winners will be announced ...

Workshops

Peter Higgs' 90th Birthday Celebration

We will celebrate Peter Higgs' 90th birthday with an afternoon of talks looking back to the journey to the discovery of the Higgs boson and looking forward to future discoveries in particle physics. The talks will be given by: Lyn Evans (CERN) Marcela Carena (Fermilab) Chiara Mariotti (Istituto Nazionale di ...
Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh

Beyond the lab

A day of networking between leading researchers and industry This one-day event at the Higgs Centre for Innovation will drive collaboration between academia and industry and promote the talent pool at the University of Edinburgh. This one-day event at the Higgs Centre for Innovation will drive collaboration between academia and ...
The Higgs Centre for Innovation