US science budget rises
Nov 21, 1997
There is good news for science in general and physics in particular in this year's US budget.
The National Science Foundation, NASA and civilian science at the Department of Energy will all get more money in this financial year, which started on 1 October. The funding increases are greater than the Clinton Administration's requested (Physics World March p5). On the negative side, the high flux beam reactor at the Brookhaven National Laboratory will remain closed for at least a year, and funds for the large hadron collider at CERN, the European particle physics lab, have yet to be cleared. Basic research at the Department of Defense will also be funded at no more than last year's levels.