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Late scientist Tom Kibble wins award for particle work

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Prof Tom Kibble: appreciated as much for his humanity as for his contribution to physics

Prof Sir Tom Kibble has been posthumously awarded the highest UK honour for physics.

Prof Kibble has been awarded The Isaac Newton Medal by the Institute of Physics for his outstanding lifelong commitment to the field.

He is noted for his work in the development of theories about the Higgs boson.

Many believe Prof Kibble should have been awarded a Nobel Prize for his work.

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