Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Austria will not leave CERN

Public pressure has been successful: Austrian chancellor Faymann has decided to veto the pull-out from CERN that his science minister had announced. Over 32,000 people have signed the online petition against the proposed withdrawal, and together with open letters by Nobel laureates and other public figures, this seems to have been enough to convince the Austrian government that leaving CERN would have been bad PR. I suppose that's another example of "yes, we can!"