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2.7 Turning a Thought Experiment into Reality

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    • Authorship can often cause behind-the-scenes difficulties for scientists. These problems are magnified for a project with as many researchers as LIGO. As big international science becomes more commonplace, do you foresee changes to the ways in which scientists author papers and are credited for their work? Do you think the current model of scientific funding plays a role in maintaining the status quo of scientific authorship? Explain your answers.

    • As Professor said in Office Hours, “it is a hard question to answer”

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