US physicists are under the risk of being excluded from the largest world’s accelerator if the US does not negotiate a new partnership agreement with CERN.
The question of the cost of High Energy Physics is becoming more and more relevant. This is not only because the facilities have become very expensive, but also since broader questions are emerging about the creation of coordinated world programs in many areas of science and technology. A $15 billion example is the ITER fusion experiment that will take 15 years before being ready: only a worldwide collective could take it on.
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