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Nobel Prize in Physics


Roy Glauber of Harvard and John L. Hall of JILA and Theodor Hansch of
Max-Planck (the latter visited Rowland once upon a time)  are the
2005 recipients. 

Update (10/5/05): The Boston Globe has an article about Roy Glauber

Searching for funding in unexpected places


A Science NextWave article illustrates instances of unexpected funding
sources.  Examples include the army funding breast cancer
research.   Suggestions on how to tap such sources are

guide for grantwriters


The Scientist outlines the grant process in 12 steps.

“Not nanotechnology for the sake of nanotechnology”


The National Institutes of Health put forward their nanomedicine program and asked the scientific community for input. 

Federal budgets for science criticized


AAAS says research programs are at risk as federal government tries to
get deficits under control.  (Source: Science in the News)

House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert comments on federal dollars for science


People in Washington are not “out to get” scientists, the House Science
committee chair assures a group at Brookhaven, telling them strategies
for lobbying for more federal monies for the physical sciences. 

NSF posts proposal guide


Critique of NIH funding in Chronicle of Higher Ed


A series of Chronicle articles explore how NIH funding has doubled in recent years and at the same time how some universities have received less; others question what NIH has gotten for the money. A colloquy on the topic will be held Thursday on the Chronicle’s web site.

“Race to the bottom”


(access restricted to subscribers). An opinion piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education states that

Less federal money anticipated for science agencies in ’05


(Accessible to Harvard affiliates only). Science magazine tells of preliminary reports suggesting only small increases in budgets for NIH and NSF next year.

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