Stephen Hawking Attack Science Cuts

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 28, 2007 in Science |

Stephen Hawking Attack Science Cuts

I’m always a fan of the professor:

Stephen Hawking joins attack on science cuts

“The world’s best known scientist, Prof Stephen Hawking, has added his name to a petition signed by thousands of physicists who are outraged by Government cuts. The recently established Science and Technology Facilities Council, STFC has abandoned involvement in an international atom smasher and a telescope amid a range of budget slashing that has triggered vitriolic attacks on the Government by the scientific establishment of an intensity not seen since cuts were made under Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s. The Council, which funds public research in particle physics and astronomy, has to save £80 million over the next three years because of lack of Government funding.”

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