Scientist: Wait, I Won a Nobel Prize?!
Found out from woman on the street
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2013 2:39 PM CDT
Britain's Professor Peter Higgs gestures, during a press conference.   (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

(Newser) – Peter Higgs—namesake of the Higgs boson—may be a groundbreaking physicist, but he is not a cellphone owner. That's why the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics didn't even know he'd won ... until a woman on the street told him so. As he was returning home from lunch in Ediburgh, a former neighbor pulled up her car beside him. "She congratulated me on the news and I said 'oh, what news?'" he says, per the BBC. The Nobel Prize Committee says it tried hard to get in touch with Higgs, 84, but had to go ahead with the announcement when it couldn't get a hold of him, reports the Telegraph.

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clarenccharlie
Oct 13, 2013 10:48 PM CDT
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Oct 13, 2013 2:38 AM CDT
lol that's irony squared! This is a man of technological progress without technology.
shebby666
Oct 12, 2013 11:14 PM CDT
When did it become cool to be a Luddite afraid of cell phones? A: NEVER.