"Dr. Higgs, now 85, doesn’t own a television or use email or a cellphone. Not that he is uninterested or uninformed about the world around him ... But his public appearances are as rare and fleeting as the tracks of an exotic particle in the underground detectors of CERN. In a decade of covering the search for the Higgs boson, I had never managed to get a word with Dr. Higgs himself. So I reached out to Mr. Walker, a physics professor at Edinburgh who acts as Dr. Higgs’s “digital seeing-eye dog,” in the words of a former student. As a result of his bubblelike existence, Dr. Higgs doesn’t really know how much commotion his award has caused, Mr. Walker said, adding, “I’m his filter.”
He spends his entire life looking up, studying the universe.