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.