Burton Richter's talk at AAAS in San Francisco

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Charting the Course for Elementary Particle Physics
Burton Richter
AAAS National Meeting, San Francisco, 2007, Symposium, A New Frontier in Particle Physics, 15 pages, 8 figures

"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times is the way Dickens begins the Tale of Two Cities. The line is appropriate to our time in particle physics. It is the best of times because we are in the midst of a revolution in understanding, the third to occur during my career. It is the worst of times because accelerator facilities are shutting down before new ones are opening, restricting the opportunity for experiments, and because of great uncertainty about future funding. My task today is to give you a view of the most important opportunities for our field under a scenario that is constrained by a tight budget. It is a time when we cannot afford the merely good, but must give first priority to the really important."

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