Professor Peter Higgs says God particle find not expected 'in my lifetime'

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The Edinburgh professor who first suggested the concept of the so-called God particle says he never expected it to be found in his lifetime.

Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have claimed the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs Boson, which was named after Professor Peter Higgs of Edinburgh University.

The particle has been the subject of a 45-year hunt to explain how matter attains its mass.

Prof Higgs said he shed a tear when the news was announced.

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