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Deeper cuts in research

作者:黄甍    发布时间:2019-02-26 07:18:09    

Britain’s largest research council is finalising research cuts because of a 40 million Pounds shortfall in its funding for 1991/2. Before Christmas, the Science and Engineering Research Council announced a first round of savings achieved by shelving its involvement in some international programmes. One of the projects the council has decided to delay for at least two years is an international venture to build an eight-metre optical telescope. It has also shelved for at least two years planned investment in the Gravitational Wave Observatory and in the Polar Cap Radar, a project to observe the aurora borealis. The council’s involvement in two other multinational astronomy projects is in jeopardy unless new cash is found. Spectrum X is a project to build a new device for observing X-rays from space,

 

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