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Knowing when to stop


When do we stop an ongoing science project to make room for something new? Decision-making is a complex process, ranging from budgetary considerations and tension between ongoing projects, to progress assessments and allowance for novel science developments.

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Correspondence to Ofer Lahav or Joseph Silk.

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Lahav, O., Silk, J. Knowing when to stop. Nat Astron 5, 855–856 (2021).

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