Each generation benefits from the insights and discoveries of those who came before. “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants,” wrote Isaac Newton. In a new annual series, World Science Festival audiences are invited to stand on the shoulders of modern-day giants. When it comes to government support, big science isn’t just about particle colliders. Steven Weinberg, a professor of physics at the University of Texas, Austin, stresses that areas such as education, infrastructure, and healthcare are just as important for a society.
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