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  • AFOSR awards $15.5 million in research grants

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research today announced that it will award approximately $15.5 million in grants to 42 scientists and engineers from 32 research institutions who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP).The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research
  • AFOSR Encourages International Basic Research Collaborations with Italy

    Under the auspices of the US-Italy Joint Defense S&T Dialogue held in Washington, DC, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the Embassy of Italy jointly organized a technical exchange meeting in Arlington, VA, with the objective of exploring basic science collaborations between the US and Italy in the areas of Materials, Sensors
  • The Long Reach of Basic Research: The United States Air Force and the 2013 Nobel Physics Laureates

    On 8 October it was announced that Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Great Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics for their theoretical discoveries on how subatomic particles acquire mass--and it was fifty years ago that the United States Air Force funded both of these eminent physicists in their search for what ultimately came to
  • Air Force Support for a Metamaterial Future

    Metamaterials have been in the news lately--and not only in technical journals. That is because the attributes of metamaterials are seemingly magical. When arranged just so, these extremely small manmade elements can alter the character of electromagnetic radiation in ways that no other material--either natural or manmade--can. One such
  • A Multiview of the Intelligence World

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) has been involved with various aspects of computer security ever since the idea of computer networking was being discussed. Recently, AFOSR funding was critical to the successful development of a groundbreaking effort, called MultiView, which is a component of the SecureView platform that allows
  • Promoting Small Business for Basic Research Tech Transfer

    On 20 August 2013, the Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center (BRICC), a partnership between the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC), hosted a Basic Research Small Business Interchange in Arlington, Virginia to provide technology-based small businesses insight into
  • Air Force Supported Research Professor Listed in "50 Things That Will Make You Say Wow" in the August Issue of Oprah Magazine

    Dr. Jennifer Dionne, an Assistant Professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University was chosen as a recipient of a prestigious Young Investigator's Program (YIP) award by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in 2011. Since that time her research group has been investigating metamaterials, to include their fundamental
  • Air Force Supported Researchers Build All-Optical Switch and Transistor: The Path to All Optical Quantum Information Processing

    The control of a single photon--the elementary quantum carrier of light and all forms of electromagnetic radiation--is seen as the Holy Grail of quantum computing. If researchers could effectively make a photon do the work of a switch, or a transistor, it would be a revolutionary achievement with regard to telecommunication and computer speeds. In
  • 2014 AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Announces New Call for Proposals

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research will award grants to scientists and engineers who submit winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last
  • The First Electrically Powered Nanolasers Capable of Being Operated at Room Temperature

    Significant proof of the critical importance of long term basic research funding has been demonstrated with the first convincing operation of a room temperature, continuous wave nanolaser powered by electricity. Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the Defense Advanced Research projects Agency (DARPA), Dr. Cun-Zheng
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