Why The 'God Particle' Would Survive Brexit

Why The 'God Particle' Would Survive Brexit

The UK's research community warns it could lose funding if the UK leaves the EU - but not all science and tech would be affected.

Scientists in the UK received €8.8bn (£6.8bn) in research funding from the EU from 2007-2013, according to the Royal Society - more than the €5.4bn (£4.1bn) we contributed over the same period.

If the country votes to leave the EU no research grants will be revoked, so there will be no immediate cut in funding.

However, scientists will be left in the dark about whether they should be applying for new funds from the European Research Council, which could pause research.