March 5, 2013

Are the Glory Days of American Physics Over?

Dennis Overbye, New York Times

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Are the glory days of American physics over?

On a Sunday morning early in January, about two dozen prominent physicists gathered behind closed doors at the California Institute of Technology to ponder the state of their craft.

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TAGGED: Physics, United States, Particle Accelerator, Particle Physics


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