Early day motion 2048

ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH OF JAMES CLERK MAXWELL

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Total number of signatures: 108

Abbott, Diane Alexander, Danny Austin, John Banks, Gordon
Barrett, John Begg, Anne Blackman-Woods, Roberta Blunt, Crispin
Borrow, David S Bottomley, Peter Brown, Russell Bruce, Malcolm
Campbell, Gregory Caton, Martin Clark, Katy Clarke, Tom
Conway, Derek Cooper, Rosie Corbyn, Jeremy Cryer, Ann
Davey, Edward Devine, Jim Dobbin, Jim Dodds, Nigel
Doran, Frank Drew, David Duddridge, James Duncan, Alan
Etherington, Bill Evans, Nigel Farron, Tim Field, Mark
Flello, Robert Foster, Don Francis, Hywel Galloway, George
George, Andrew Gibson, Ian Gove, Michael Grogan, John
Hamilton, David Hands, Greg Harris, Evan Heald, Oliver
Hemming, John Henderson, Doug Hendry, Charles Hodgson, Sharon
Hopkins, Kelvin Hosie, Stewart Howarth, David Iddon, Brian
Illsley, Eric Jenkin, Bernard Jenkins, Brian Jones, Lynne
Kennedy, Charles Kirkbride, Julie Kumar, Ashok Laing, Eleanor
Lazarowicz, Mark Leech, John Llwyd, Elfyn Luff, Peter
MacDougall, John MacNeil, Angus Main, Anne Marris, Rob
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah McDonnell, John McGovern, Jim McKechin, Ann
Moore, Michael Morgan, Julie Mundell, David Naysmith, Doug
Opik, Lembit Osborne, Sandra Pugh, John Rennie, Willie
Rifkind, Malcolm Robertson, Angus Salmond, Alex Sarwar, Mohammad
Sheerman, Barry Shepherd, Richard Short, Clare Simpson, Alan
Smith, Robert Spellar, John Spink, Bob Stewart, Ian
Strang, Gavin Stringer, Graham Swinson, Jo Taylor, David
Taylor, Richard Thurso, John Turner, Desmond Vaz, Keith
Vis, Rudi Walley, Joan Weir, Mike Williams, Hywel
Williams, Stephen Wilson, Sammy Wishart, Pete Wyatt, Derek

That this House notes the 175th anniversary of the birth in Edinburgh on 13th June 1831 of the great Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell; notes that by discovering the nature of electromagnetic waves he paved the way for radio, television, radar and the mobile telephone; acknowledges the tributes paid to him by Max Planck who described his theory as `one of the greatest triumphs of human intellectual endeavour' and Einstein who said `One scientific epoch ended and another began with James Clerk Maxwell'; congratulates the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation on preserving his birthplace in Edinburgh and promoting the study of science by young people; further notes the programme of events to honour Maxwell in this anniversary year; and encourages all who wish to learn more to visit the website at www.maxwellyear2006.org.