Frank Close with Peter Higgs (2012 event)
The race to identify the Higgs Boson has led to multi-billion dollar investment in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The return promises to be the revelation of how the universe came into being. Frank Close is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Oxford University and in his book The Infinity Puzzle he tells the astonishing story of three scientists whose work has played out against a backdrop of high politics, and who stand to win a Nobel Prize. In this event, recorded live at Edinburgh International Book Festival, Professor Peter Higgs, who first identified the concept of the Higgs Boson in the 1960s, interviews Frank Close, the first such public event after the announcement of the breakthrough discovery at CERN.