UK physics to be scrutinised
Oct 29, 1999
A review of the strengths and opportunities for physics research in the UK is to be carried out by the Institute of Physics, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, the Royal Astronomical Society and the government's Office of Science and Technology.
The survey is similar to a study of engineering research being undertaken by the Royal Academy of Engineering and will draw on existing data, assessments from a body of selected international experts, and site visits. The exercise will cover all physics research carried out by or for the research councils in universities, central laboratories and international facilities that is paid for by the UK science budget. A report is due in the first half of next year.