International and Intra-disciplinary Research produces new conceptions!
“International Perceptions of UK Research in Physics and Astronomy 2005” Report of an International Panel set up by IoP, EPSRC, PPARC and the Royal astronomical Society. “With the closure of the Daresbury Tandem facility, the low energy nuclear physics groups in the UK adopted a strategy of pooling their talents to pursue involvement in offshore facilities.They adopted a proactive role, focusing on the design and construction of state-of-the-art-defining instrumentation. This strategy paid off – these groups are embedded in essential and productive ways at leading centres for nuclear structure research, carrying out world-class experiments and often driving new initiatives.” “Nuclear theory in the UK is a small but first class effort, with high international visibility, focussing largely but not exclusively on light exotic nuclei and the nuclear reactions involving them. The fact that this effort is small in absolute terms means that it is essential that it be nourished and sustained, lest it fall below critical mass.”