The U.S. National Science Foundation is pleased to announce four Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure-1 (Mid-scale RI-1) awards for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 that will continue the agency's support of cutting-edge science and engineering research. The four awardees chosen exemplify the best of American science and engineering. The Mid-scale RI-1 awards support the design and implementation of research infrastructure — including testbeds, equipment, cyberinfrastructure, large-scale data sets and personnel — whose total project costs exceed NSF's Major Research Instrumentation Program but are under $20 million. By supporting cutting-edge research, NSF and the awarded research facilities will allow scientists and engineers to test new theories and questions in a novel setting, pushing science forward.
Ani Aprahamian, The Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics at University of Notre Dame is one of the Co-PIs on the OMEGA Extended Performance Optical Parametric Amplifier Line (EP-OPAL) grant lead by University of Rochester which was awarded nearly $18 million over three years to design and prototype key technologies for EP-OPAL. Click here to view the news announced by the NSF and here is the news from the University of Rochester.