NSF funds Ohio State as the epicenter of an international collaboration at the extremes of laser science

Karen Keller General News

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the funding of a multi-institution, international collaboration to develop and apply “extreme light” to advance the frontiers of science and engineering. The Ohio State University is the lead institution for this Extreme Light in Intensity, Time, and Space (X-lites) collaboration initiative. X-lites aims to promote collaboration among researchers around the world to make full use of new laser facilities, such as the NSF NeXUS facility at Ohio State, improve communications among otherwise separated research fields, and promote broad participation at the frontiers of laser-driven science.
X-lites is one of eight initiatives funded this year by the NSF Office of International Science and Engineering through their Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program. The AccelNet program fosters high-impact science and engineering by taking advantage of the Science of Team Science (SciTS). AccelNet supports international communities of researchers who are tackling grand challenges that require shared and coordinated effort.

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