Program: Science

Deborah Jin Memorial Graduate Fellowship

The University of Colorado Foundation receives, manages, and invests private support for the benefit of the University of Colorado and supports the university’s philanthropic endeavors. This grant is for the endowment of the Deborah Jin Memorial Graduate Fellowship at the department of physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Professor Deborah Jin, a world-renowned physicist,… Continue Reading

Forward Search Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider

The University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on the border of France and Switzerland accelerates counter-rotating beams of protons to the largest energies ever achieved and collides these beams at a… Continue Reading

Predictive Wavefront Sensor Control System

The department of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, is a hub for exoplanet science and instrument development.  The last twenty years of astronomy have seen a revolution in planetary science, with over 3,000 exoplanets discovered orbiting nearby stars. However, only the hottest, most massive exoplanets are currently detectable with direct imaging, while fainter… Continue Reading

University of California, Los Angeles

Established in 1994, the Galactic Center Group, headquartered at the University of California Los Angeles, is dedicated to researching the innermost regions of the Milky Way to understand the physics and astrophysics of supermassive black holes. Black holes are regions in space with a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape… Continue Reading

Massachusetts Institute of Technology–Rising Stars in Physics

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) physics department is one of the leading departments for physics research and education, and is among the highest producers of undergraduate and doctoral physics degrees in the United States. This grant supports MIT’s Rising Stars in Physics program, a series of annual two-day academic career workshops for young women… Continue Reading

Yale University: A Tabletop Experiment to Detect Time-reversal Violating Physics in a Nucleus

The Yale Corporation is the governing board and policy-making body for Yale University, where the research team working on the following project is based. This grant supports an experiment to probe for new particles and forces that could explain the predominance of matter over antimatter in the universe. Following the Big Bang, an equal number… Continue Reading

Regents of the University of California at Berkeley: Microwave Cavity Research and Development

The Regents of the University of California is the governing board of the University of California, where the research team working on the following project is based. This grant is part of a collaboration among three universities that aims to improve the sensitivity and search rate of axion dark matter detection techniques. Axions are theoretical… Continue Reading

University of Maine: Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR)

This research project is a collaboration between the University of Maine, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, and the University of Kansas. This grant supports the design, engineering, and deployment of a fully-autonomous, ground-based glacier-monitoring system, also known as the Atlas System. The system integrates state-of-the art Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) laser technology, an… Continue Reading

Regents of the University of California at Santa Cruz: Community Earth System Model (P-CESM)

The Regents of the University of California is the governing board of the University of California. The Earth and Planetary Sciences Program at U.C. Santa Cruz, where the principal investigator for this project is based, focuses on hydrogeology, tectonics, and climate studies, among other areas of research. This grant supports the development of a paleoclimate… Continue Reading