LSST receives $30M from private sources January 3, 2008Posted by apetrov in Physics, Science.
It is pleasing to know that there are some people who want to support physical sciences. For instance, one of the large astrophysical projects, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has just received $30M, $20M from the Charles Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences and $10M from Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Here is their press release. LSST will probe the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy, which are rather hot developments in astroparticle physics nowdays. Does it mean that Windows Vista is now the official OS of LSST?