Peter Higgs proposed the existence of Higgs Boson 48 years ago and was ridiculed. Today he was at the announcement in CERN that the Higgs Boson almost certainly does exist.
Prof Higgs, 83, who travelled to Switerland to witness the landmark announcement first-hand, was visibly moved as the presentation was rounded off to tumultuous applause from a wildly excited audience, some of whom had waited overnight to secure their seats.
Choking back tears, he said: “I would like to add my congratulations to everyone involved in this achievement. It’s really an incredible thing that it’s happened in my lifetime.”