Congresswoman Summer Lee Announces $4,981,000 for Research in Experimental and Theoretical High-Energy Physics at Carnegie Mellon University

Oct 19, 2023
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**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

October 19, 2023 

Contact: Summerleepress@mail.house.gov

Congresswoman Summer Lee Announces $4,981,000 for Research in Experimental and Theoretical High-Energy Physics at Carnegie Mellon University

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congresswoman Lee announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding Carnegie Mellon University with $4,981,000 in funding for research in experimental and theoretical high-energy physics. High energy physics explores what the world is made of and how it works at the smallest and largest scales, seeking new discoveries from the tiniest particles to the outer reaches of space. This quest inspires young minds, trains an expert workforce, and drives innovation that improves the nation’s health, wealth, and security.

Lee said, “I’m thrilled to announce a nearly $5 million award for Carnegie Mellon University from the Department of Energy. This isn’t just funding; it’s a testament to our belief in science, exploration, and education. By supporting this vital research, we’re not only fueling scientific discovery but also inspiring the next generation of physicists, innovators, and thinkers. It’s about understanding our world, from the tiniest particles to the vastness of space. But we also know this goes beyond academics; it’s about the future of our health, creating new, good-paying jobs, and building a secure nation. By investing in high-energy physics, we’re putting faith in our brightest minds to lead us into the future. It’s not every day that we get to stand at the forefront of discovery. Today, we do more than just celebrate this funding; we commit to a journey of curiosity, learning, and hope for a brighter tomorrow.”

“Our office at HEP is proud to continue to fund cutting edge research in diverse topics in high energy physics,” said Regina Rameika, DOE’s Office of Science Associate Director for the Office of High Energy Physics (HEP). “This research will allow us to make new advancements in our understanding of the universe.”

The project was selected by competitive peer review under the DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement for FY 2023 Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics.                      

The full list of projects and more information can be found on the High Energy Physics program homepage.

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