Friday, April 28, 2006

American Physics at a Crossroads

Humanity stands on the verge of immensely important discoveries about the building blocks of life and the universe, but whether those discoveries will be made in the U.S. or Europe is very much in the balance.

I myself couldn't give a neutron about whether that happens here or there, but a panel from the National Academy of Sciences is in a lather over raising the half billion dollars (yikes!) to build a giant particle accelerator now being designed by a worlwide consortium on American soil.

Dennis Overbye tells us why we should care in a New York Times article.

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