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The National Science Foundation Awards $1.65 Million For The University At Buffalo To Further Explore Beyond The Standard Model Of Particle Physics

Experiments Will Build Upon Breakthroughs At The Large Hadron Collider In Switzerland And Lay The Groundwork For Discovering New Particles

Schumer, Gillibrand: Upstate New York Leads The Charge In Research And Innovation 

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,650,000 in federal funding for high energy physics research at The University at Buffalo (UB). The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will allow researchers at UB to search for subtle signatures of Beyond Standard Model physics. The cutting-edge project will be closely connected to research conducted at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, highlighting the important place Upstate New York holds as a member of the global scientific community.

“The NSF funding for UB will ensure Buffalo helps lead the country in studying high energy physics, further positioning Upstate New York as a hub for scientific research and innovation" said Senator Schumer. "Supporting scientific research is a sure bet to winning the 21st century, especially when the money goes to institutions like UB. I am proud to deliver this funding and will continue the fight to keep New York at the forefront of cutting-edge scientific innovation."

“Students and professors at the University at Buffalo are conducting important, cutting-edge research in high-energy physics, and I’m very pleased that this outstanding program is now going to receive these federal funds from the National Science Foundation,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I am proud to fight in the Senate to support scientific research, and I will keep doing everything I can to make sure New York’s researchers and students have the resources they need to thrive.”

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

Last month, Schumer led the Senate passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, which provides an historic $250 billion investment in R&D and domestic manufacturing, including a surge of funding to expand the NSF’s core research programs and to create a new NSF technology directorate.