In the meantime, just days before the first beam is supposed to go around in the LHC, I've come across a portrait of physicist Peter Higgs very worth reading in this week's edition of the German newspaper Die Zeit, "Das Teilchen Higgs".
As most of you don't read German, never mind, it's Higgs time in British newspapers anyway: I can refer you instead to the portraits Father of the 'God Particle' by James Randerson in The Guardian of June 30, 2008 , Prof Peter Higgs interview: Smashing atoms at CERN and the hunt for the 'God' particle by Roger Highfield in the Telegraph of August 4, 2008, or The man with the answer to life, the universe and (nearly) everything by Jonathan Leake from The Sunday Times of August 17, 2008.
For a bit more technical background on the prehistory of the "Higgs boson", and the role of many other physicists played in it, check out Peter Higgs: the man behind the boson by Peter Rodgers in Physics World from July 10, 2004, which includes links to all the relevant original papers, or listen to Peter Higgs himself telling the story of My Life as a Boson (recorded on May 21, 2001 at the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics).
And, of course, Peter Higgs is also on YouTube.
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