Mark Ferguson Published: October 12, 2014

Mark Ferguson  Published: October 12, 2014

Looking for the big bang

Professor Mark Ferguson unbuttons his cuffs and rolls up his shirt sleeves to reveal scars on his arms. The government’s chief scientific adviser and director-general of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) looks momentarily like a well-dressed junkie revealing track marks. But his battle wounds tell a very different tale – that of a billion dollar company that nearly was.

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