Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces $4 million grant for work on quantum electron microscope
February 22, 2013
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, an organization that's been dedicated to scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care since it was established in 2000, recently announced it is providing $4 million to an international research collaborative that will take place over the next three-and-a-half years.
The work is being conducted by leaders at top universities in the United States and beyond, including Dr. Mark Kasevich from Stanford University, Drs. Fatih Yanik and Karl Berggren at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Peter Hommelhoff from The Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and Dr. Pieter Kruit at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. These researchers plan to use the funding to advance a new quantum electron microscope that can provide in-depth images of atoms and molecules without impacting them.
"The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Science Program seeks to support high-impact scientific research, and we see this project as exactly that kind of opportunity," said Vicki Chandler, the foundation's chief program officer for science. "We expect that the work this team is doing will enable exciting new science through technology."
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