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.

Our competition to design a birthday card for Peter is open now to all children at primary school or nursery in Scotland, see the link below. We are delighted to announce our judging panel will be Suzanne Higgs, Christophe Englert and Lily Asquith and are looking forward to seeing the entries.

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. Last month we held the Inaugural Higgs Lecture in March 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.

Details of future events will appear here shortly, including a day of celebration on Friday 20 Sept, 2019.

Outreach events


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 ...


Peter Higgs Poster Competition

We are planning to hold a poster competition for all secondary school pupils in Scotland. Details will appear here shortly.


Peter Higgs' 90th Birthday Celebration

We will mark this year of Peter Higgs' 90th birthday with an afternoon of talks looking back to the discovery of the Higgs boson and looking forward to future discoveries in particle physics. This will be held in the Playfair Library on Fri 20th September, 2019. Further details/registration will ...
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