on the horizon. Thus, the committee feels that explorations of the Terascale have enormous scientific potential.

Addressing these scientific challenges can be part of a national commitment to renew the country’s portfolio in basic research to “maintain the flow of new ideas that fuel the economy, provide security, and enhance the quality of life.”12 Moreover, it is a deeply human endeavor that involves some of the most world’s most talented scientists, engineers, and students.

12

NAS, NAE, and IOM, Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future, Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press, 2005 (Prepublication), p. 20.



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