John Stewart Bell honoured

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Not many people know of the achievements of John Stewart Bell, but he was a world class physicist who amongst other things proved Einstein wrong. I am delighted that he has been honoured with the naming of Bell’s Theorem Crescent.

The accolade was witnessed by many members of his family including previous Lisburn mayor Billy Bell and sister Ruby,who lives in Lisburn. Perhaps Lisburn council should join the City of Toronto and Switzerland in recognising him.

Bell, who was born at Tate’s Avenue in 1928, revolutionised the understanding of quantum theory and the nature of the physical universe and he is regarded as one of the top ten physicists of the twentieth century by the Institute of Physics.

Not bad for a local lad!

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