[Reblog]: Is There A Future For Particle Physics In America?

The United States of America hasn’t been interested in building big new physics collaborations, such as the Large Hadron Collider, in the last 20 years, since the Clinton administration canceled the Superconducting Super Collider. The James Webb Space Telescope overruns and President Obama canceling NASA’s Constellation program confirm why America has a crisis of confidence about building big and there is a belief that maybe we should stick to small experiments like cute robots on Mars.

It isn’t just the perception of a glorified job-works culture for government union workers that makes the public and even politicians skeptical of Big Science…

from Hank Campbell’s blog

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