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Looking for LHC cost-benefit analysis video online

  1. Feb 19, 2013 #1
    If you've seen it, you'll know the one I'm referring to. It basically adds up the costs of labour and construction of the LHC, and compares it to the value in terms of education, PhDs produced, spin-off technologies, and multiplier effects.

    I can't find it anywhere on youtube or TED but I'm sure it should be on one of them.

    Thanks for any help.
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  3. Feb 20, 2013 #2
    Don't know about a video but as far as I'm concerned if they run it for another 100 years
    the return on investment will still be outweighed by a few orders of magnitude
    by MRI technology alone.
  4. Feb 20, 2013 #3


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    It would be interesting to see how the video takes possible future applications into account which cannot be seen today.
  5. Feb 23, 2013 #4
    I don't understand how anyone can work out:
    Surely any such system is arbitary?

    How do you know what spin off technologies it would produce, or the eventual value of research? When the guy invented lasers they told him they were useless.

    What is the actual point of such a television programme?
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