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Brian Cox:
Why we need the explorers

TEDSalon London 2010 · 16:29 · Filmed Apr 2010
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Brian Cox: Why we need the explorers
16:29 · Filmed April 2010 at TEDSalon London 2010 · Subtitles available in 33 languages

In tough economic times, our exploratory science programs — from space probes to the LHC — are first to suffer budget cuts. Brian Cox explains how curiosity-driven science pays for itself, powering innovation and a profound appreciation of our existence.

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Physicist Brian Cox has two jobs: working with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and explaining big science to the general public. He's a professor at the University of Manchester. Full bio
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