TITLE

Europe could bankrupt British nuclear physics

PUB. DATE
September 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;9/21/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1787, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article warns that British research into the structure of the atomic nucleus faces extinction if Europe's new particle accelerator goes ahead. This research already suffered a setback earlier this year when the closure of the Nuclear Structure Facility in Cheshire was announced. The Science and Engineering Research Council's Nuclear Physics Board funds research into both nuclear structure and particle physics. John Sharpey-Schafer, a nuclear physicist at the University of Liverpool, said nuclear structure research needed at least 6 million pounds a year in order to train scientists for the nuclear industry.
ACCESSION #
9110143427

 

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