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Gianluca Bianchi

Useless Research and its Uses

Hay Festival 2023, 

At any given moment, research is being carried out in labs across the world, and while some of it is obviously ground-breaking, other investigations might seem like they have no use in today’s society. Gianluca Bianchi, researcher at Cardiff University, explains why research itself is a worthwhile pursuit, looking at research ideas which seem obscure and useless but are in fact significant. Among the studies he’ll look at is an investigation into mini black hole explosions, which incredibly led to the creation of Wi-Fi.

Gianluca Bianchi