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JAMES CLERK MAXWELL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 741: tabled on 23 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication by the Royal Society of James Clerk Maxwell's Dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field, prepared for the Society's Anniversary Day on 30 November, St Andrew's Day, 1865; agrees with Albert Einstein that Maxwell's work was the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton; notes that his work laid the foundations for such fields as special relativity and quantum mechanics; further celebrates the fact that he published a huge range of scientific works throughout his life while finding time to write poetry and sing the songs of Robert Burns; and calls on the Government to find a suitable way of celebrating the life of this remarkable Scottish scientist.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Aberdeen North
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2015
Worthing West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 December 2015
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2015
Luton North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Glasgow South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Belfast South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Glasgow North East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Glasgow North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Stirling
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Glasgow Central
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Central Ayrshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.