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Science  08 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5289, pp. 914
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5289.914


Livermore, California—The $3.9 billion weapons program is reaching out to universities in an initiative that could funnel as much as $100 million next year to basic researchers. To bring basic science into the “stockpile stewardship” program, which aims to maintain the nuclear stockpile without testing, the Department of Energy plans to fund a total of five university computation centers and underwrite research in disciplines such as plasma physics and materials science.