Keeping the U.S. Competitive in Particle Physics

 

APS President Malcolm R. Beasley recently authored an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News, making a strong case for keeping the U.S. invested in the particle physics field. Beyond probing the funding laws of nature, the field has greatly benefited other areas of science and has led to the development of the Internet, MRI and advanced detection of explosive materials, among other innovations. Unfortunately, the field has lost about 50 percent of its research purchasing power during the past 25 years. To stay competitive, the U.S. needs a home base to conduct particle physics research– one that will likely lead to more discoveries in the wake of the Higgs boson that electrified the world.

Read the op-ed.

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