Friday, July 04, 2008

Winners and Losers in UK Funding

This could possibly stir another round of unhappiness with the physics funding in the United Kingdom.

The body overseeing UK astronomy and physics says some of its programmes will be cut back to save £81m by 2011.

Areas that will lose money are those deemed to be a low priority in a recent programmatic review.

They include support for the Integral space telescope and the Veritas observatory, both of which are concerned with the investigation of gamma-ray light; and Bison, an observatory network pursuing solar-terrestrial physics.

No word in this news report if funding is going to be restored to the UK's involvement in Gemini and the International Linear Collider, both of which they pulled out of during this last budget debacle.


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