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Nobel prize surprise for scientist Peter Higgs

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Nobel prize surprise for scientist Peter Higgs

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The joint winner of this year’s Nobel physics prize may have helped discover the secrets of the Universe, but he did not find out he had won the award until he was congratulated in the street.

Professor Peter Higgs reportedly has no mobile phone.

The British scientist was rewarded for his work on the theory of the particle named after him, the Higgs boson, along with Belgium’s François Englert.