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Notice is hereby given that the 52nd Annual General Meeting of the Teachers
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Excellence, Macoya on Saturday 28th June, 2014 at 8:30am to transact the
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A scientist who predicted the Higgs
boson---and another who helped to
find it---have been knighted in the
Queen s Birthday Honours list.
Prof Tom Kibble of Imperial College
London was one of six researchers
whose work in the 1960s led to the
eventual discovery of the Higgs.
The elusive particle was finally
detected in 2012 at Cern by two giant
experiments---Atlas and CMS.
CMS was designed by Prof Tejinder
Jim Virdee, also of Imperial.
He originated the concept of CMS
in 1990 with four colleagues, oversaw
its construction, and acted as
spokesman for the experiment when
it first began taking data in 2006-10.
Prof Virdee developed new technolo-
gies within the detector that ultimately
allowed it to find the Higgs---the mech-
anism which explains how sub-atomic
particles came to have substance, or
'Over the Moon'
Both he and Prof Kibble become
knights. They are joined by other dis-
tinguished scientists including Prof
John Bernard Pethica of the National
Physical Laboratory, and Prof Colin
Blakemore of the University of London,
former head of the Medical Research
Council. Prof Jessica Corner, dean of
health sciences at the University of
Southampton, is made a dame.
The timing of Prof Kibble s award is
particularly poignant---after he was
controversially overlooked for the Nobel
Prize in Physics last year.
The Nobel Committee chose to hon-
our Peter Higgs and Francois Englert,
but not the other three living physicists
who first developed the theory---Gerald
Guralnik, Carl Hagen and Tom Kibble.
Peter Higgs himself said that Kibble
was "the obvious candidate" to be the
third scientist honoured by the Nobel
Committee, whose rules permit no
more than three recipients per gong.
"I really rather hoped before the
announcement that they would make
the number up to three," Prof Higgs
told BBC News.
"Not only did Kibble publish the last
of the papers in 1964, he also wrote a
longer paper that was really very impor-
tant in generalising the sort of thing I
had written in 64."
Among the first to pay tribute to Prof
Kibble s honour was his fellow knight
and Imperial colleague Prof Virdee.
"Brilliant. I was hoping Tom would
be recognised. I m very, very happy for
him, and I m sure we ll have a glass of
champagne when next we meet," he
told BBC News.
"The work we do at Cern really start-
ed in the 1960s with the seminal papers
authored by Tom Kibble.
"It has taken a very long time [to
prove them] and it s great to have recog-
nition for the experiment [CMS], as
well as the theory.
"It wasn t clear we could actually
build CMS when we first envisaged it.
We had to invent new technologies to
do the things we wanted to do.
"Thousands of scientists and engi-
neers have worked on CMS and it was
their painstaking efforts creating this
experiment that made these discoveries
"The Higgs is a very special type of
particle---one we ve never seen before.
It has strange properties that we need
"This award was a complete surprise
to me. It s really quite humbling and
of course I m delighted to receive it.
I m over the Moon, to be frank."
Distinguished figures in science and
technology make up about three per
cent of this year s Birthday Honours
list. Knighthoods are awarded to Prof
Michael John Owen, director of the
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric
Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff Uni-
versity, and to Cary Cooper, Pro-
fessor of Organisational Psychology
and Health, at Lancaster University.
Anupam Ojha, director of the
National Space Academy, receives
an OBE, while Prof Colin Robert
McInnes, director of the Advanced
Space Concepts Laboratory, is
awarded an MBE.
Prof Nicholas Pidgeon of the
University of Cardiff is awarded
an MBE for services to Climate
Change Awareness and Energy
Security Policy, while Prof Julie
Lydia Fitzpatrick, scientific director
of the Moredun Research Institute,
in Midlothian, receives an OBE for
services to animal health and sci-
ence. The chief executive of the
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Research Council, Prof David
Thomas Delpy, receives a CBE for
services to engineering and sci-
entific research. (BBC)
Higgs boson scientists are knighted
Prof Tejinder Jim Virdee
is one of the "founding
fathers" of the CMS
detector which found the
Prof Tom Kibble's work led to the discovery of the Higgs boson but he was overlooked for a Nobel Prize.
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