Cao Zhen, a researcher at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) is pictured with a model of China's Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (Lhaaso). Photo: Xinhua
Cao Zhen, a researcher at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) is pictured with a model of China's Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (Lhaaso). Photo: Xinhua
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‘Factory of discoveries’: China thinks big for massive science projects to explain the universe

  • How large-scale research facilities helped China transform from making shoes and shirts to discovering cosmic ray and pulsars
  • Not all Chinese scientists believe the huge projects are worth the mammoth expense

Cao Zhen, a researcher at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) is pictured with a model of China's Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (Lhaaso). Photo: Xinhua
Cao Zhen, a researcher at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) is pictured with a model of China's Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (Lhaaso). Photo: Xinhua
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