Sunday, April 22, 2012

MUST read: The Crisis of Big Science by Steven Weinberg

"Physicists can point to technological spin-offs from high-energy physics, ranging from synchotron radiation to the World Wide Web. For promoting invention, big science in this sense is the technological equivalent of war, and it doesn’t kill anyone. But spin-offs can’t be promised in advance."

Steven Weinberg (on the right) together with Sheldon Glashow and Abdus Salam
receiving the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physics

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