WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced today that the University of Pennsylvania will receive a $510,000 grant for the study of algebraic geometry and physics.
The focus of the study is to explore and push forward the interface of algebraic geometry with string theory. Algebraic geometry is the mathematical study of spaces described by arbitrary algebraic equations, while string theory explores physics at the smallest length scales, or correspondingly at the highest energy levels.
Congressman Fattah, a longtime advocate for the continued study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math said, "As time has already shown, examining the boundary lines of algebraic geometry and string theory has been advantageous as scholars in their separate investigations of math and physics have discovered the potential of blending the sciences. I look forward to the findings this award will uncover."
The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports research, innovation, and discovery that provides the foundation for economic growth in this country. By advancing the frontiers of science and engineering, our nation can develop the knowledge and cutting edge technologies needed to address the challenges we face today and will face in the future.
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