One hundred and one years after Einstein’s theory of general relativity, LIGO reports the first ever direct observation of gravitational waves. These ripples in time and space remind us of the intrinsic value of basic research as a human enterprise that inspires and excites us. Read the article: Gravitational waves, Einstein’s ripples in spacetime, spotted for first time
Research Institutions Received Over $2.3 Billion in Private Funding for Basic Science in 2016 Palo Alto, CA (February 13, 2017) […]
This BBC article notes: “The Simons Foundation has given the cash for studies into the biological mechanisms that underpin changes […]
Inside Philanthropy discusses the Science Philanthropy Alliance survey on private funding of basic science.