Leggett on science funding



Biotechin.Asia (Singapore, Jan. 28) -- Speaking at the Global Young Scientists Summit, Sir Anthony Leggett of Illinois, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2003 for his work in superfluidity, says young scientists must be given free rein to engage in pure curiosity. “Most major technological advances have their origins in science, which is purely or mainly curiosity-driven, so in funding research, it is a mistake to look too closely at the bottom line,” Leggett says.