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Portrait of Professor Peter Higgs CH FRS FRSE unveiled at the RSE

Posted 17/06/2013

In order to commemorate the discovery of the Higgs Boson, and to honour the man whose outstanding research was central to proposing its existence, the RSE commissioned Victoria Crowe OBE, FRSE to paint a portrait of Professor Peter Higgs. The painting was unveiled at the RSE on the occasion of the Fellows’ Summer Reception in June 2013.

The unveiling was followed by a discussion about the portrait between artist and sitter which provided a fascinating insight into the way that Victoria was able to capture Peter’s personality on canvas.  Professor Duncan Macmillan FRSE set the context for that discussion with an intriguing presentation about the artist and her work. The portrait will hang on the walls of the Kelvin Room within the RSE’s prestigious premises on George Street, Edinburgh.

Read article from BBC News 15 June 2013


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