Peter Higgs is a guy who as history goes may prove as famous as Julius Caesar or if you prefer another comparison, Joseph Smith, or maybe Einstein. Except Peter’s church is physics, which works the same as any other church, except the query is into how the universe works. How come there are electrons and protons and neutrons and electromagnetism and the strong and weak nuclear forces. You could say physics is about God but without the hood ornament attached. The average churchgoer may not go to services wondering what God is made of, but physics does.
I am not a qualified physics observer though I had three such courses in college. But they were astrophysics and as an English major I was allowed to wander off researching less strenuous stuff than star formation and black hole theory, like how come the constellations came to be known as they are and in their particular groupings. Did you know that most cultures in the world know the Big Dipper as a bear and only one knows it as the plow (if memory serves, the Egyptians)?
Peter Higgs of Edinburgh University in Scotland is a grandfatherly looking guy, balding with great looming snowdrifts for eyebrows. You would not pick Peter out in a crowd as the next Jesus Christ. By my research, physicists are very common looking with even odds on the dowdy side. It takes more than a $1,000 suit to dress up a physicist.