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About Naylor’s panel roundtable regarding Big Science in a Canadian Context

For those not paying attention, David Naylor is leading “Canada’s Fundamental Science Review Panel” which is looking at the state of fundamental science in Canada. Last week, I had a chance to participate at a roundtable of experts in Calgary, where the consultation was about Big and Expensive Science infrastructure.  1,325 more words

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The Submission of BIRS and Canada’s Mathematical Sciences Institutes to Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

The Mathematical Sciences are the foundation of any advanced research ecosystem, and Canada’s mathematical sciences institutes have been instrumental in supporting this ecosystem. They do so by providing scientific leadership, by developing coherent national strategies for mathematical and statistical discovery and innovation, by transcending geographic and disciplinary barriers, by maximizing provincial leveraging, by spearheading international partnerships, and by connecting the research enterprise with the imperatives of providing training and education at all levels. 398 more words

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Radical Innovation: Can It Be Cultivated, Or Is It Unintended Consequence?

People who want to seem smarter than the average researcher or business leader pretend that they can cultivate radical innovation.  Is there evidence that they can?   93 more words

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European Integration in Science and Technology Policy

Recently we published a new discussion paper I was working on for quite some time. My coauthor and me study the effectiveness of subsidies for research and development (R&D) at the European level. 774 more words

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