Cutting-edge science projects to receive £300 million government boost

Posted by er134 at Mar 13, 2014 12:59 PM |
Leicester scientists welcome new investment
Cutting-edge science projects to receive £300 million government boost

Searching for exoplanetary systems. Credit: ESA/C. Carreau

Cutting-edge science projects to drive innovation, growth and create jobs in the UK’s high performing science sector, will benefit from a £300 million boost as part the Government’s long term economic plan, Science Minister David Willetts has announced.

Scientists in our Department of Physics and Astronomy have welcomed these new investments, which will see British scientists and businesses working together on some of the most exciting scientific projects of the future.

Among these projects is the M3 Space Mission (PLATO), which builds on Leicester’s own research programmes devoted to the search for extra-solar planets.