NSF budget request
"...Emphasisis o nstrengthening investments across theMPSportfolio. Themes to be
emphasized include: Physics of the Universe, Fundamental Mathematical and
Statistical Science, Physical Sciences at the Nanoscale, Cyberinfrastructure and the
Cyberscience it Enables, and theMolecular Basisof Life Processes. Includes a $15
million investment to reinforce NSF support for university-based research in
elementary particle physics."
Particle physics has done well this year. Bastards ;-)
Astronomical Sciences gets an extra $15 million - that is 7.7%
Physics gets an extra $15 million - that is 6.6% - that mean ALL the new physics money is for particles?
Anyway, NSF not looking too bad, depending on how the "PoU" statements will be interpreted at the program level
Multidisciplinary gets 10%, but not much actual money. Nano and quantum stuff I expect.
Winners: NVO, Gemini instruments, GSMT (30m telescope)
Physics to interact with Astro...
Physics of the Universe activities look promising...
LIGO and Gemini get more money
Centers are up $8 million
LSST is in
Extra $10 million for PI grants??? That would be very nice.
ALMA is in