City of Edinburgh honours Peter Higgs

Professor Emeritus Peter Higgs has been given the City of Edinburgh Council's 2011 Edinburgh Award, which pays tribute to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the city.

Commenting on Prof. Higgs' achievements, Lord Provost George Grubb said: "His work with the University of Edinburgh has put this city on an international stage and as such he has undoubtedly proven to be a most deserved winner of one of Edinburgh's most prestigious civic awards."

Professor Higgs will be presented with an engraved quaich at a ceremony in early 2012. A cast of his handprints will be made, to be engraved - and immortalised - on a flagstone in the City Chambers quadrangle.