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Energy Department to Fund Joint Physics Research Between US, Japan

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Energy Department to Fund Joint Physics Research Between US, Japan

The Department of Energy plans to grant a combined $2.2 million to 11 joint research efforts between Japan and the United States relating to high-energy physics.

Such funds will be used to finance projects of mutual interest to the U.S. and Japan. Subject areas are expected to include the Higgs boson, neutrinos and particle acceleration.

In a press release, the department highlighted decades of cooperation and scientific milestones shared by the two countries such as the development of the Collider Detector at Fermilab and the discovery of the top quark.

A competitive peer review process was used to select which research proposals would be funded. Projects will last a maximum of three years with a potential $1 million in out-year funding depending on congressional appropriations, the Energy Department said Thursday.

In 2022, the department announced $78 million in grants for similar high-energy physics research by 44 U.S. universities. Programs that received funding included the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument and the Large Hadron Collider.

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