I'm starting to worry that it is going to be difficult to get funding for grad students doing experimental particle physics (ie, me)
from the ILC website.. http://www.linearcollider.org/cms/
"The appropriated FY2008 budget for HEP cut funding nationally to the ILC program by 75%. Since this happened in December—which is 25% of the way through the fiscal year which started on October 1—the money allocated to ILC R&D in the U.S. has all already been spent. Throughout the U.S. HEP program, including at SLAC, all work on the ILC is being stopped and people are being moved to other programs."
from the slac website... http://today.slac.stanford.edu/feature/ ... 010708.asp
"To summarize the major program impacts of the FY08 budget:
• LCLS and LUSI construction will proceed with early operations for the LCLS at the end of FY09 and CD-4 for the LCLS in 2010
• SSRL will likely curtail user operations in FY08 by 15% to cope with the budget shortfall
• The ILC program will be stopped for the rest of this year and faces a very uncertain future
• The B-factory program will terminate at the beginning of March"
anyone hear anything?
should've gone into condensed matter!