Motion: Discovery of the Higgs Boson (July 9th)

Short Title: Discovery of the Higgs Boson

S4M-03594 Jean Urquhart () (Scottish National Party): That the Parliament congratulates the scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider on discovering what appears to be the Higgs Boson, also known as the God particle; acknowledges the huge significance of this discovery for particle physics and an understanding of the universe; notes that the Higgs Boson was first proposed in 1964 by six scientists, including the Edinburgh-based theoretician, Peter Higgs; understands that this Scottish connection to the discovery is complemented by the collaboration in the project of scientists from Edinburgh and Glasgow universities; believes that this discovery justifies a continuing investment in the science and technology sectors, and hopes that the project will continue to inform people’s understanding of the world.