A MOMENTOUS day for science has been hailed by Ellesmere Port and Neston MP Andrew Miller.
Mr Miller, who is chairman of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, attended the live London link up with Cern, Switzerland, last Wednesday to hear the news that scientists are 99.999% sure they have discovered a new particle that gives everything its substance and holds the physical fabric of the universe together.
He said: “It’s a momentous day for science.
“The results being announced from the Large Hadron Collider definitively point to a new particle or particles which fit the description of a Higgs boson which has, up until now, been a theoretical particle thought to be crucial in making us and our world what we are.
“This discovery will have a profound impact to drive forward knowledge about the world we live in and will lead to many new practical applications of science.
“I would like to add a special note of congratulations to Professor Phil Allport for the work he, and other scientists from the University of Liverpool, have done to make this project such a stunning success.
“This really is science fiction turned into science fact and will undoubtedly help to inspire the next generation.”