When discussing hard times or problems for science and other research one usually thinks about tight financial situations. Of course the common researcher will always complain about too little funding, because – let’s be honest – it could always be better. There might be a more effective machine for the job, the laboratory could be equipped better, air conditioning would be nice in the summer, and a
new coffee maker would make my work obviously more effective. You get the idea . . .Now, I do not want to say that everything is great in German research institutes, but – let’s be honest again – it could be much worse.
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