UM: Space Station

The Washington Post reports on a $2 billion experiment that’s being transported to the space station by the shuttle Endeavor – a device called the alpha magnetic spectrometer, developed by physicist Samuel C.C. Ting. The article quotes UM physicist Gregory Tarle, who expresses skepticism about the project: “This kind of science is not worth billions of dollars…people are shaking their heads that Sam could do this. He did it by bullying his way through.” [Source]