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In Defense of Science Funding - Brian Cox

Complete Premium video at: Brian Cox, Royal Society University research fellow at the University of Manchester, discusses the benefits of funding scientific research, even when it doesn't appear to have immediate practical applications. He highlights the example of CERN, which was instrumental in helping Tim Berners-Lee launch the World Wide Web. ----- This program was recorded in collaboration with Chatham House, on November 23, 2010. Is investment in science the path to future economic prosperity? This international conference will bring together political leaders, investors, scientists, industrialists, experts, analysts and commentators to examine the relevance and role of science in building prosperity and enhancing the quality of life. Key questions addressed will include: What role can science and innovation play in encouraging economic growth? What solutions can science provide in tackling global challenges such as security, health and climate change? What impact does investment in science have on an economy? What policy action is required to encourage such investment and where is it best directed? - Chatham House Professor Brian Cox is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Chair in Particle Physics at the University of Manchester.
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