Companion of Honour
Awards in New Year's Honours list 2013
Peter Higgs was made a Companion Of Honour in recognition of his services to physics in the New Year Honours list for 2013.
The recognition confers no title but is restricted to a select group of 65 for achievements in the arts, literature, music, science, politics, industry, or religion.
His colleague, Alan Walker, Honorary Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy and an editor of these webpages, was awarded an MBE for services to science engagement and science education in Scotland, in the New Year Honours list for 2013.