I love this guy…… Because he does say things that are controversial and force…

04 Jul 2012 admin In G+ Posts Tags:

Comments: 16

  1. Lil Peck 4 Jul 2012 Reply

    However, we excel at design critique.  :p #comicsans  

  2. But isn't the LHC an international project?

  3. Brent Burzycki 4 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Christian von Kietzell You would think – but unless i just am reading to fast… and I find it amazing…. we USA'ers seem to be missing…

    That said – I think his point is more – we should have an LHC here..

    A global endeavour

    CERN is run by 20 European Member States, but many non-European countries are also involved in different ways. Scientists come from around the world to use CERN’s facilities.

    The current Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

    Romania, Israel and Serbia are candidates to become Member States of CERN.

    Member States have special duties and privileges. They make a contribution to the capital and operating costs of CERN’s programmes, and are represented in the Council, responsible for all important decisions about the Organization and its activities.

    Some states (or international organizations) for which membership is either not possible or not yet feasible are Observers. ‘Observer’ status allows non-Member States to attend Council meetings and to receive Council documents, without taking part in the decision-making procedures of the Organization.

    Scientists from some 608 institutes and universities around the world use CERN’s facilities.

    Physicists and their funding agencies from both Member and non-Member States are responsible for the financing, construction and operation of the experiments on which they collaborate. CERN spends much of its budget on building new machines (such as the Large Hadron Collider), and it only partially contributes to the cost of the experiments.

    Observer States and Organizations currently involved in CERN programmes are: the European Commission, India, Japan, the Russian Federation, Turkey, UNESCO and the USA.

    Non-Member States with co-operation agreements with CERN are: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Georgia, Iceland, Iran, Jordan, Korea, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

    CERN also has scientific contacts with: China (Taipei), Cuba, Ghana, Ireland , Latvia, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Palestinian Authority, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.

    For further information about CERN's international relations please refer to: http://cern.ch/international-relations

    Half the world’s particle physicists

    CERN employs just under 2400 people. The Laboratory’s scientific and technical staff designs and builds the particle accelerators and ensures their smooth operation. They also help prepare, run, analyse and interpret the data from complex scientific experiments.

    Some 10,000 visiting scientists, half of the world’s particle physicists, come to CERN for their research. They represent 608 universities and 113 nationalities.

  4. Kent Winrich 4 Jul 2012 Reply

    I am sorry but he is way out of line with this comment on the 4th of July! We may not be a perfect country but we sure as hell should celebrate the good things we do for this world! I travel the world on business and it appears most of the rest of the world has more respect for us than De Graase. My respect for him went down many notches! Theres a time and a place, and obviously he is not aware of that.

  5. Lil Peck 4 Jul 2012 Reply

    I was disappointed when the SSC was ditched.

  6. Eric Nicolas 4 Jul 2012 Reply

    We could have had the LHC here! But we were getting ready to spend all our money killing people in the Middle-East!

  7. +Kent Winrich You people are way too patriotic. Come to Germany and see how we've made a national sport out of criticising our own country 😉

  8. Eric Nicolas 4 Jul 2012 Reply

    But there is so much more to criticize there!

  9. Gary Myers 4 Jul 2012 Reply

    But that's about the funding/location of the facility not the nationality of the scientists .

  10. Brent Burzycki 4 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Eric Nicolas I think its more we just plain and simple waste money here… and much of it is wasted on other countries issues than our own internal issues…

    Vote me for resident – I would fix our issues first and then move out and help others…

    Oh wait that how a good business is run.. so it will never happen here..

  11. Kent Winrich 4 Jul 2012 Reply

    It doesn't matter where it is located. We as mankind are working on these items together. That said, we should be proud as mankind that we are researching and getting the information. Does it matter who does it? Sure seems like a group effort to me.

  12. If you do not know who he is already, there maybe a good chance he can not help you anymore. 😉 he is like a science rock star.

  13. Eric Nicolas 5 Jul 2012 Reply

    I hope not, +Brent Burzycki – a government isn't a business and when they are run like one they tend to become oppressive empires.

  14. Brent Burzycki 5 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Eric Nicolas not sure I totally agree… as clearly what we are running our like now is not working.. maybe a blend of good sense and correct people doing their jobs well is a better solution….

  15. Eric Nicolas 5 Jul 2012 Reply

    That's always a good solution – but I've never yet worked at a business that had either of those. They are generally run on nepotism, sucking up, and greed.

    Kind of like the govt.

    Hmmmm….

  16. Brent Burzycki 5 Jul 2012 Reply

    Yeh that's an issue

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