Obama’s science budget

Nature’s got a pretty good rundown of how science fares in President Obama’s proposed budget.  NSF and NASA get substantial increases, and NASA’s supposed to drop plans to return people to the Moon.  Science in general does pretty well.  It looks like climate science is particularly well-represented, which is not terribly surprising and certainly seems to me like good news.

Of course the President’s budget is only a starting point for negotiations.  Who knows what’ll end up in the final budget.

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Ted Bunn

I am an associate professor of physics at the University of Richmond. In addition to teaching a variety of undergraduate physics courses, I work on a variety of research projects in cosmology, the study of the origin, structure, and evolution of the Universe. University of Richmond undergraduates are involved in all aspects of this research. If you want to know more about my research, ask me!