Basic research lights the way for math & physical sciences

UC Berkeley faculty members Bethanie Edwards (chemical oceanography), Barbara Jacak (nuclear physics), Chung-Pei Ma (astrophysics and cosmology), and Per-Olof Persson (applied mathematics) speak to the privilege and delight of conducting basic research, Berkeley’s fertile environment, and the potential for the enormous payoff that can occur when scientists follow their curiosity.

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