Government phys/astro funding Dec 20, 2007 15:50:14 GMT
Post by horstm on Dec 20, 2007 15:50:14 GMT
An e-petition has been started at petitions.pm.gov.uk/Physics-Funding/ to "reverse the decision to cut vital UK contributions to Particle Physics and Astronomy." After this autumn's comprehensive spending review the Science and Technology Facilities Council, which since April runs the UK's astronomy, particle and nuclear physics, finds itself short of money. AuroraWatch (www.dcs.lancs.ac.uk/iono/aurorawatch/) are again in danger of being closed down, along with all ground-based solar terrestrial physics, and the Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh may be reduced by half over the next three years. Universities can also expect a 25 % cut in their grant funding from STFC.