News From the Field
Detecting neutrinos, physicists look into the heart of the sun
August 27, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Using one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet, an international team of physicists in the partially NSF-funded Borexino experiment report that for the first time they have directly detected neutrinos created by the "keystone" proton-proton fusion process going on at the Sun's core.Full Story
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2020 budget of $8.3 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.