What nation is the leader in scientific innovation?

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I know it is no longer my country (U.S.), but what nation is currently considered to hold that title?

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Re: What nation is the leader in scientific innovation?
« Reply #1 on: 29/07/2016 07:23:01 »
I know it is no longer my country (U.S.), ...
How do you "know" that?

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Re: What nation is the leader in scientific innovation?
« Reply #2 on: 29/07/2016 20:18:46 »
If I recall correctly the international league table in Nobel Prizes was, at least until recently

1. USA

2. Trinity College, Cambridge

3. The rest of the UK

4. USSR

5. France

6. Rest of Europe and Israel

I think the breakup of the USSR may have advanced France a bit in recent years. Japan is strong late runner.

Normalised for population, Trinity College (population 1500) is in a different galaxy from the rest of the world.
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