Big science vs small science

By Peter Griffin 21/05/2013

We hear a lot about “big science” these days – the Large Hadron Collider being a prime example of science on a vast and hugely expensive scale. What are some of the big science projects of history – and how do they compare to relatively “small science” projects when it comes to the knowledge they have generated for mankind?

This infographic lays out some of the major discoveries in both camps.

Big is Better?: Small Science vs. Big Science