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Europe’s Nobel laureates step up warnings about Brexit’s effect on science

Leading scientists and mathematicians urge UK and European Union leaders to strike a deal on research amid stalling negotiations.

Nobel-prizewinning scientists from across Europe have called on UK and European Union leaders to maintain the “closest possible cooperation” on science after Brexit, and have warned that any barriers to research collaboration in Europe will be to the detriment of all.

The calls were made in a letter — the most high profile to emerge from the research community in recent months — sent to UK Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on 19 October.

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