Funding for scientific discovery and application is under increased pressure. Can Big Science help prioritise investment to discover what we don’t know?
Science’s contribution to a productive economy, healthy population and sustainable world often takes decades to play out and is difficult to price into tight funding budgets. Enter Big Science: the commitment of millions of dollars to expensive and often long-term research projects whose potential benefits to science and society cannot be guaranteed.
Our panel of distinguished scientific leaders dissects the challenges facing scientific discovery and the ongoing quest to explore the unknown.
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