John Pavlus describes how exploring interesting ideas, regardless of application or predictable outcome, lead to new knowledge about our natural world. With stories ranging from quantum electrodynamics to telomeres to number theory, these examples reveal the unanticipated insights that can arise through fundamental research. Read the article: The Pleasure (and Necessity) of Finding Things Out
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.