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Department of Energy User Facilities: Utilizing the Tools of Science to Drive Innovation Through Fundamental Research, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, June 21, 2012   [open pdf - 8MB]

This is the June 21, 2012 hearing "Department of Energy User Facilities: Utilizing the Tools of Science to Drive Innovation Through Fundamental Research" held before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. From the opening statement of Andy Harris: "The purpose of the hearing is to examine the role DOE scientific user facilities play in enabling the fundamental research that advances basic understanding of the physical world while also driving innovation and economic growth. Approximately half of the Office of Science's $5 billion budget is dedicated to the design, construction and operation of these major scientific user facilities. They can perhaps best be described as the most powerful machines of modern science: X-ray light sources, supercomputers, neutron sources, particle accelerators and similar tools that allow study of the most complex properties of matter and energy. […] Today's hearing will focus particularly on these innovation-enabling facilities and their relevance and importance to U.S. industry and the economy. As with nearly every energy R&D [Research and Development] issue this Subcommittee oversees, budget prioritization is key and only of growing importance as we continue to confront record debts and deficits." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Andy Harris, Brad Miller, Antonio Lanzirotti, Persis Drell, Stephen Wasserman, Suzy Tichenor, and Ernest Hall.

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Serial No. 112-92
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2012
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