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Professor Peter Higgs

EDM number 527 in 2013-14, proposed by Andrew Miller on 08/10/2013.
Categorised under the topic of Science.

That this House congratulates Professor Peter Higgs CH FRS FRSE of the University of Edinburgh on the occasion of being awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics 2013 by the Swedish Academy of Sciences; notes the outstanding contribution that Professor Higgs has made to the cause of theoretical and particle physics; further notes that this richly deserved Nobel Prize has been awarded for his role in proposing the mechanism that explains how the most basic building blocks of the universe have mass; further notes that scientists using the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, confirmed that they had found a particle (the Higgs Boson) that matched the theories; further notes that this marked the culmination of 49 years of work since Professor Higgs and his colleagues first described the new type of particle; further congratulates Belgian scientist Fran├žois Englert for his role and on also being awarded the Nobel Prize; and expresses pride in the achievements of UK science.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Andrew Miller08/10/2013Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourProposed
Stephen Metcalfe08/10/2013South Basildon and East ThurrockConservativeSeconded
Julian Huppert08/10/2013CambridgeLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley08/10/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Bob Russell08/10/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Shannon08/10/2013StrangfordDUPSeconded
Charles Hendry08/10/2013WealdenConservativeSigned
Martin Caton08/10/2013GowerLabourSigned
Andrew George08/10/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim McGovern08/10/2013Dundee WestLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley10/10/2013York CentralLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell10/10/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Nigel Evans14/10/2013Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
John McDonnell14/10/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Julian Lewis14/10/2013New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Jim Dobbin14/10/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock14/10/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech15/10/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Murphy15/10/2013TorfaenLabourSigned
Naomi Long15/10/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Hywel Francis15/10/2013AberavonLabourSigned
Alan Meale15/10/2013MansfieldLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff16/10/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Paul Flynn17/10/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
David Crausby17/10/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy04/11/2013GlenrothesLabourSigned

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