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  • AFOSR Awards Grants to 43 Scientists and Engineers Through its Young Investigator Research Program

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research today announced it will award approximately $16.5 million in grants to 43 scientists and engineers who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program. The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who
  • Nobel Prize Winning Graphene Research Highlights AFOSR-Funded Physicists

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, announced recently the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to Professor Andre Geim and Dr. Konstantin Novoselov from the University of Manchester for their 2004 graphene research.Mr. Geim and Dr. Novoselov achieved science's highest honor by isolating and measuring the properties of a
  • AFOSR-Supported YIP Research Leads to Algorithms that Deflect Network Attackers

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Young Investigator Research Program is enabling new scientists and engineers with exceptional ability to do creative basic research, enhance their career development and develop tools and techniques. The current researchers are using the program with algorithms to improve the security of the Global
  • Physicists Observe Electron Ejected from Atom for First Time

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research-supported physicists at the University of California, Berkeley in collaboration with researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, became the first researchers to observe the motion of an atom's valence or outermost
  • Tiny MAVs May Someday Explore and Detect Environmental Hazards

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research-sponsored researcher, Dr. Robert Wood of Harvard University is leading the way in what could become the next phase of high-performance micro air vehicles for the Air Force. His basic research is on track to evolve into robotic, insect-scale devices for monitoring and exploration of hazardous environments,
  • Portable Laser Backpack Revolutionizes 3D Mapping

    A portable, laser backpack for 3D mapping has been developed at the University of California, Berkeley, where it is being hailed as a breakthrough technology capable of producing fast, automatic and realistic 3D mapping of difficult interior environments.Research leading to the development of the reconnoitering backpack, was funded by the Air Force
  • AFOSR-funded professor winner of 2010 Materials Research Society Turnbull Award

    Dr. David Awschalom, professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Materials Research Society Turnbull award for research funded in large measure by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The David Turnbull Award, one of the three highest honors bestowed upon scientists by
  • Awards Selected for the Air Force High Energy Laser Multidisciplinary Research Initiative

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research is pleased to announce that it will award approximately $4.2 million per year for the next three years in basic research grants to eight scientists and engineers who submitted winning research proposals through the High Energy Laser-Joint Technology Office sponsored High Energy Laser Multidisciplinary
  • Benter Award Winner Explores the World of Imaging Research

    Air Force Office of Scientifc Research-funded mathematics professor, Dr. George Papanicolaou of Stanford University, was awarded the first biennial William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics at the City University of Hong Kong for "outstanding contributions in mathematics linking theory to applied problems in various areas including imaging
  • AFOSR-Funded Initiative Creates More Secure Environment for Cloud Computing

    Scientists at the University of Texas in Dallas, with funding from AFOSR's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, are seeking solutions for maintaining privacy in a cloud, or an Internet-based computing environment where all resources are offered on demand. Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham has put together a team of researchers from the UTD