Basic Research: ‘What Has Physics Ever Done for Us?’
Article by Jude Dineley on Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
“[…] More directly, high-end technology developed for basic research – from detectors and materials to algorithms – can prove useful outside academia. A famous example is Wi-fi technology developed by Australian astronomers. Used daily by billions, it was invented on the back of research searching for ultra-weak radio signals from mini black holes, though the black holes were never detected, in the end. […]”
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