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Statement on the Nobel Prize for Economics 2020   

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The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2020 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, both of Stanford University, "for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats." The U.S. National Science Foundation has supported these researchers for decades, as they explored game theory and used their findings to develop new kinds of auctions.

NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan issued ...

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Statement on the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020   

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The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Jennifer A. Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, and Emmanuelle Charpentier, of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, in Berlin, “for the development of a method for genome editing.” The U.S. National Science Foundation has long supported Doudna, beginning with its Alan T. Waterman award in 2000, as well as other researchers in her CRISPR lab. Doudna, an advocate for fundamental ...

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Statement on the Nobel Prize in Physics 2020   

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The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics to Roger Penrose "for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity” and jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy." The U.S. National Science Foundation supported Penrose for theoretical work while he was at Rice University and Gentzel for infrared astronomy at the ...

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Announcements   

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NSF selects Sean Jones to head Mathematical and Physical Sciences directorate   

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The U.S. National Science Foundation has selected Sean Jones to serve as head of the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Jones has worked as an innovator in the field of materials science; an advocate for inspiring and training the next generation of researchers and skilled workers; and a leader at NSF, committed to institutional improvements that serve the science and engineering community as well as the public. He has served with NSF for more than a decade, starting ...

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NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)   

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I-Corps offers researchers unique opportunities to learn how to turn discoveries into new technologies and to participate in the national innovation ecosystem.

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NSF recognizes innovative science of chemist and aeronautical engineer as 2020 Waterman awardees   

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WASHINGTON – A chemist who is zooming in on microbes in the human body to understand their influence on human lives and an engineer who looks to animals to build better wind turbines and other technology have earned this year’s prestigious NSF Alan T. Waterman award. Emily Balskus, a Harvard University chemist, and John O. Dabiri, a California Institute of Technology aeronautical engineer, have earned the nation's highest honor ...

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NSF on coronavirus   

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NSF encourages you to take extra precautions to protect yourselves and your families against COVID-19.

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New director takes helm at National Science Foundation   

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Following in the footsteps of many great science and engineering leaders before him, Sethuraman Panchanathan has been officially appointed and begins work today as the National Science Foundation's 15th director, sharing his vision for his six-year term and promising a continued push for inclusiveness in science and engineering.

"Right now, the world faces significant scientific challenges -- most obviously a pandemic." Panchanathan said. "But in addition to providing creative ...

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Statement on NSF Proposal Deadlines   

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The National Science Foundation is mindful of the challenges many in our country face today. We also are acutely aware that while the research community is dedicated to its work, science may not be at the forefront of everyone’s minds during this particular moment in our nation’s history. With this in mind, NSF has decided to extend some of our upcoming proposal deadlines where possible. In ...

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Zoom media briefing: The Event Horizon Telescope, a year after capturing the image of a black hole   

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Media are invited to join an April 10 Zoom media briefing with Sheperd S. Doeleman, founding director of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), and astrophysicist Michael Johnson to discuss the one-year anniversary of EHT releasing its revolutionary image of a black hole.

Doeleman and Johnson will be available to talk about what EHT accomplished and what its hundreds of researchers have been working on over the past year. They will also discuss the project’s path forward, including ...

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Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier Named Acting National Science Foundation Director   

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Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, has been named Acting Director of the National Science Foundation effective March 31, 2020.

Droegemeier has previously served two six-year terms on the National Science Board, the governing body of NSF. He currently serves as the President’s Science Advisor and Director of OSTP, with responsibility for coordination of science and technology initiatives across the Federal ...

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National Science Foundation and Smithsonian sign letter of agreement   

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A new letter of agreement expands and clarifies collaboration between the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution. Per the conditions of the agreement, NSF will review proposals from Smithsonian Institution researchers in the same manner as proposals submitted by researchers from institutions of higher education. Additionally, NSF will sponsor a new position at the National Portrait Gallery to elevate stories from the most accomplished scientists in the United States. ...

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NSF creates new research security chief position   

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The National Science Foundation has appointed Rebecca Spyke Keiser to the newly created position of chief of research security strategy and policy as part of its continuing effort to ensure the security of federally funded research while maintaining an open international collaboration.

In this role, Keiser will be tasked with providing the NSF director with policy advice on all aspects of research security strategy. She will also lead NSF’s efforts to develop ...

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NSF and AFGE sign new collective bargaining agreement   

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3403 announced today that they have signed a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA).  The new agreement codifies, clarifies, and updates current agency practices and policies in the context of current rules, laws, and regulations for approximately 1,000 NSF bargaining-unit employees. The last collective bargaining agreement was signed in 1982.

“The completion of ...

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