Wednesday, January 16, 2008

UK Government Was Warned of Physics Crisis

A report just published in Nature's daily science update indicates that the UK Govt. was warned about the possible consequences of the funding level for physics.

The documents show that the council described a flat-cash scenario to the government in July 2007, months before the budget allocation, as resulting in "retrenchment" with "facility operations at [a] significantly reduced level" and "severely constrained exploitation grants".

This means that they knew what they were doing and what would happen, and they still went ahead and did it? Oy vey!


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