Tag Archives: NSF

NSF Invests $125M in Mid-Scale Research Facilities; Sethuraman Panchanathan Quoted

Sethuraman Panchanathan

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has allotted $125 million for the development of mid-scale facilities where researchers may perform quantum, biogeochemistry and energy grid studies. NSF said Thursday that it will use these funds to finance three projects that will consist of research expertise, equipment and instrumentation for pursued research topics, community engagement and education.

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NSF Names Sean Jones as Directorate Head; Sethuraman Panchanathan Quoted

Sean Jones

Sean Jones, former acting deputy division director at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) division of materials research, has been appointed to lead NSF's mathematical and physical sciences directorate. Prior to his appointment, Jones served as acting assistant director at the MPS directorate. Jones started his career at NSF in 2009 as program director.

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Rep. Jennifer Wexton, Sen. Mazie Hirono Introduce Bill Mandating Research Into COVID-19 Disinformation

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Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., and Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, have introduced legislation authorizing the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct research into disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wexton and Hironi will hold a virtual roundtable on Tuesday, Sept. 29th to discuss the legislation.

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NSF Picks Nine Teams for Collaborative Accelerator Effort

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $28 million in funds to nine research teams to support the development of prototypes as part of the second phase of a collaborative accelerator initiative. The Convergence Accelerator program aims to address national societal issues through the use of collaborative multidisciplinary research efforts.

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NSF Supports Institutes for Data Science Research, Education

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has launched a five-year effort to produce and gather research on data science, with regard to the areas of algorithm development, cyberinfrastructure and education. NSF said Tusday that its institutes under the Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) program will work to foster data science innovation.

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NSF Invests in Quantum Information Science Institutes to Address Network Challenges

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) supported the establishment of three institutes that aim to bolster research and development in quantum information science. NSF invested $75 million in the university-led institutes, established in July, that will tackle challenges in the areas of high-fidelity networks and quantum sensing.

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University of Arizona to Build, Operate Quantum Network Center Under $51M NSF Grant; CQN Director Saikat Guha

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) will award a potential 10-year, $50.6 million grant to the University of Arizona for work to manage a new engineering research center. The Center for Quantum Networks will tackle the creation of an internet-like network specifically designed to link quantum computers.

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OSTP, NSF Announce Partnership to Expand Quantum Education; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science Foundation (NSF), industry, educational institutions and professional societies have launched a partnership to introduce quantum science and technologies to middle school and high school students.

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NSF, OSTP Invest $75M for Quantum Science R&D Institutes; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has partnered with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to allocate $75 million for the creation of three institutes focused on quantum science research and development. The three centers will also develop training and education programs including online and in-person curricula to support the development of a “quantum-ready U.S. workforce”, the agency noted.

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