Volume 85 Issue 25 | pp. 65-68
Issue Date: June 18, 2007

Air Force Funds High-Flying Research

Physical scientists supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research sing its praises
Department: Science & Technology

THE MILITARY HAS long funded basic research in the physical sciences. One of the biggest—though perhaps not the most well-known—supporters of basic research within the military is the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), which manages the entire basic research investment for the Air Force.

"We pursue things and see where they lead," says AFOSR Director Brendan B. Godfrey. It's both a proud tradition and an admittedly risky approach that doesn't always pan . . .

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