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Peter Steinberg | USLHC | USA

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Stimulus

So things are getting interesting: the House Democrats unveil an $825 billion (billion…) stimulus package, and the Times tells us:

… it would provide $10 billion for science facilities and research…

Ten billion dollars.  I wonder who exactly is going to get a piece of that.

One answer I’ve heard is that the DOE office of science (a major source of particle and nuclear physics funding) will get $5.9B — that’s nearly 50% more than the current funding provided by the FY09 Continuing Resolution (CR).  Now who is going to get a piece of that?  Anyway, it won’t matter until it gets farther along in the process, but wow.

UPDATE: fellow blogger Rene has pointed me to a nice set of links:

  • Press summary
    Highlight: “Department of Energy: $1.9 billion for basic research into the physical sciences including high-energy physics, nuclear physics, and fusion energy sciences and improvements to DOE laboratories and scientific facilities. $400 million is for the Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy to support high-risk, high-payoff research into energy sources and energy efficiency.”
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