Tuesday, February 5 2019
15:30 - 16:30

Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall

Army Research Office (ARO) Overview and Physics Division Objectives in Asia-Pacific

Thomas B. Bahder

U. S. Army Research Office, Tokyo - Japan

The headquarters of the Army Research Office (ARO) is located in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, USA. The ARO funds excellent basic research in the sciences. In fact, ARO has funded numerous Nobel laureates over the years. The majority of ARO funding goes to U.S. researchers. However, two years ago, the ARO has started an International Program. I am the Program Manager for the International Program in Physics. My geographical area is the whole world, excluding the continental U.S. (which is covered by other ARO program managers in the U.S.). My goal is to find exceptional basic physics research that is done outside of the continental U.S.

My Program is called "Quantum Scale Materials", and it deals with a broad area of quantum physics, including topological physics, quantum sensors, and a variety of other quantum-related physics. My office is in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, Japan. In this talk, I will give an overview of the ARO organization, the International Program, and the Physics Division. I will describe the goals of the ARO International Program in Physics in Asia-Pacific. Finally, I will describe the process of submitting a research proposal to ARO.

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