We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature. The discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson opens the way to more detailed studies, requiring larger statistics, which will pin down the new particle’s properties, and is likely to shed light on other mysteries of our universe.
Whatever basic science resolves, at some stage it is of use to society. The problem is we do not know when or where.
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The short-term vision is: I research on something which I can use tomorrow, and for some politicians it is even better if it’s today. But if you do this, you can only do targeted research. If you only do targeted research, you lose the side-routes.
|Birth:||24th May, 1948|
|Profession:||Director, Physicist, Professor|
Rolf Dieter Heuer is a German particle physicist and the Director General of CERN since 2009. Heuer studied physics at the University of Stuttgart. He then obtained his PhD 1977 at the University of Heidelberg under Joachim Heintze for his study of neutral decay modes of the Ψ.
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