Category Archives: Science Policy
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee are currently looking into Astronomy and Particle Physics in the UK. At The Guardian.
Posted on The Guardian 23/12/2010.
Is now online here. See also The Guardian.
By Emily Nurse: On being a scientist paired with an MP, and what she learned from the experience. At The Guardian.
Amazing neutron-vision video of coffee being made. Just one of the things you can do with neutrons, and one of the (few) perks of being on an STFC committee. At The Guardian.
It’s not a threat, it’s not whining. We’re scientists and we are reporting the facts The last time I went on a demo was more than twenty years ago. It was either poll tax or student grants (remember those?). Probably … Continue reading
There’s a lot of kerfuffle at the moment about the “brain drain” – UK scientists leaving for America or Europe because they can’t get a job in the UK any more. This is undoubtedly a real effect, but perhaps doesn’t seem that relevant to the average UK tax payer. Or MP. Continue reading
I have been dealing with cuts in science since 2007. It can be draining and depressing, but I have learned at least two important lessons. The HERA collider started up for the first time just as I was finishing my … Continue reading
The UK is reputedly poor at capitalising on its scientific excellence. Is this due to a lack of vision in the advice given to politicians? Crises provide opportunities, as every good manager knows. From my point of view as a … Continue reading