Creativity and big science may sit uneasily together. Creativity is considered good in any amount; I do not recall ever hearing anyone complain of having more of it than he or she wanted. Big science, however, has its detractors. Some fret that it consumes resources better devoted to little science; others, that it routinizes work, bureaucratizes laboratory life and, to say the worst, suppresses creativity.
Creativity and Big Science
John L. Heilbron; Creativity and Big Science. Physics Today 1 November 1992; 45 (11): 42–47. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881322
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