History and Philosophy of Physics

   

Some Thoughts on Big Science

Authors: J W Cahill

Original insights for the most part emanate from the minds of single individuals. Consequently, institutions, no matter how well funded, cannot expect to enjoy a monopoly on creativity. Hwever, the individual without institutional affiliation is most likely to be ignored. The situation is counterproductive to scientific progress and the world economy. This article recounts one person's experience and offers a potential solution.

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