Category Archives: Science Policy

Scientific Exile?

This article in the Guardian describes a situation which is already happening. I have personally been in two recent scientific/training network planning meetings in which UK leadership was ruled out as a possibility (by mutual agreement) as too risky in the … Continue reading

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“The Land of Crap Rasputins”

I have been feeling a bit adrift since the grave mistake of 2016, but I think I might be able to cope with being a citizen of “the land of crap Rasputins”. So thank you Marina Hyde. And if the next … Continue reading

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Running over the same old ground?

Last week I was in CERN for various meetings. Rather unexpectedly, these included one with Roger Waters in which I totally failed to say “Welcome to the Machine” at the right moment. The main business was CERN’s Scientific Policy Committee, … Continue reading

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Conceptual design for a post-LHC future circular collider at CERN

This conceptual design report came out today. It looks like an impressive amount of work and although I am familiar with some of its contents, it will take time to digest, and I will undoubtedly be writing more about it … Continue reading

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