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John Whitfield tried to foresee Research Fortnight 600. He won’t be buying any lottery tickets

In May 2017, Research Fortnight marked its 500th issue with an edition guest-edited by Andre Geim, the Nobel prize-winning physicist and co-discoverer of graphene. For the comment section, Geim, who works at the University of Manchester, wanted contrasting views of the UK’s post-Brexit future.

The Conservative hereditary peer and science journalist Matt Ridley did the positive one, looking forward to UK innovators being freed from “cautious and burdensome” EU regulations. I cooked up something a bit more dystopian.

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