Skip to main content

Essay Contest: Physics in 2116

Accompanying Frank Wilczek’s article about what physics will look like in 100 years is an opportunity for our readers to submit their own predictions for the chance to win $7500. Find out about our Physics in 2116 contest online.

News Picks : Budget woes threaten x-ray light source

By: Physics Today
02 January 2014
Nature: A proposed x-ray light source to be built at Cornell University may get dropped despite the more than $50 million that NSF has already invested since 2005. The energy recovery linear accelerator (ERL) would have combined a synchrotron and a free-electron laser to produce beams of x-ray light. The device would allow more detailed study of different materials’ atomic energy levels. However, the total project cost of about $1 billion is causing officials to rethink the agency’s priorities. Researchers at Cornell say that whatever happens, the research conducted so far will not go to waste: Because it is not site-specific, the work can be applied to other projects, such as the Department of Energy’s future free-electron laser.

Comments

Submit comment
Close
Comment moderation successfully completed
e0bf90919b92373893d51373e6a49b70 weblog.blogpostzxybnytfddd