The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics was established by the University of Edinburgh following the discovery of a candidate Higgs boson at CERN. The Centre was named after Professor Peter Higgs, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in October 2013. The Higgs Centre carries out research in Theoretical Physics over a wide range of topics, ranging from the very small to the very large: astronomy, condensed matter physics, biological physics, cosmology, string theory, nuclear physics and particle physics.
The MSc programmes in Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Physics are core part of the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics. Our courses are taught and our projects are supervised by researchers in the Higgs Centre.
MSc students have the opportunity to attend Higgs Centre colloqiua and workshops.
Find out more out about research activities at the Higgs Centre.