Visions 11: E-science

Powerful global computing networks are set to enable a new, collective approach to doing science. Physics will lead the way

Visions 11: E-science

It is extraordinary how much the Internet has changed our lives in just a few years. 

We now all talk to each other, find out information, shop and bank through the informal, global network of computers, using a system of software called the World Wide Web. 

Yet the Web was first purely a physicist’s tool – developed at CERN, the European particle physics laboratory in Geneva, to allow its research teams based across different countries to communicate and share data.

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