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Brian Cox: Why we need the explorers

Credit: NASA.

FILMED APR 2010 • POSTED JUN 2010 • TEDSalon London 2010

In this TED talk physisist Brian Cox talks about the nesessaty for science exploration. Even in these tough economic times, our exploratory science programs, from space probes to the LHC, are the first to suffer budget cuts. Cox explains how curiosity-driven science pays for itself, powering innovation and a profound appreciation of our existence.

Brian Edward Cox, born in 1968, is a British particle physicist, a Royal Society University Research Fellow, PPARC Advanced Fellow and Professor at the University of Manchester.

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