Department of Energy Advances Research and Education at Wootton Center for Astrophysical Plasma Properties
Grant will help center led by Don Winget continue its research and train the next generation of scientists.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded The University of Texas at Austin’s Wootton Center for Astrophysical Plasma Properties (WCAPP or Wootton Center) a $6 million grant to continue its research and help train the next generation of scientists. This is the second time the WCAPP has received the award (read about the first), bringing the total amount of NNSA funding to $13 million to date.
In addition to The University of Texas at Austin, NNSA’s Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Centers of Excellence program selected eight other universities to receive its grants. WCAPP is the only recipient that’s dedicated to the study of astronomy.