CAN you imagine a world without some of the science and engineering innovations of the last 50 years? No internet, silicon chip technology, fibre optic communications, mobile phones or DNA sequencing.
It was the UK that led so much of this cutting-edge research and it is the UK that must push towards the next scientific, engineering or medical breakthrough if we want to be a player in the research and industrial innovations of the next 50 years.
It might surprise some people to learn that Swansea University is a world leader in something called computational engineering research.
Fundamental techniques such as the Finite Element Method were first pioneered …