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DOE Office of High Energy Physics Launches New Website

Research in fundamental science provides the ideas and discoveries that form the long-term foundation for science and technology, which in turn, drive the global economy, our very way of life, and a newly launched Department of Energy (DOE) website.

Photo of Lisa Whitehead

The new website highlights various scientists in the field, including Brookhaven's own postdoctoral researcher, Lisa Whitehead.

The new DOE Office of High Energy Physics website provides resources showing how particle physics benefits society, plus in-depth information about the nation's current research program and a vision for future plans.

"Particle physics has a compelling story to tell," said Glen Crawford, director of the Research and Technology R&D Division in the Office of High Energy Physics. "From the congressional staffer learning about particle physics to the budget officer investigating a grant proposal, we hope that the new site will serve as a useful resource and tell the story well."

The new site defines the questions that drive particle physics and the current and upcoming experiments that will provide answers. It also describes the five research areas that make up the U.S. particle physics program: proton accelerator-based physics, electron accelerator-based physics, non-accelerator physics, theoretical physics and advanced technology R&D.

The benefits section highlights how particle physics has contributed to areas such as medicine, homeland security, industry, computing, and workforce development. The new site also includes an up-to-date list of the DOE HEP grant programs, project status reports, and a summary of the budget process.

-- Elizabeth Clements, Fermilab

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