The Geometry Center, 1991-1998. RIP.

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Science  26 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5581, pp. 508
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5581.508

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Observers disagree on what killed the National Science Foundation's first Science and Technology Center, created in 1991 at the University of Minnesota. But its demise provides a cautionary tale. Only one other center in the program's history has been terminated early, and that death was due to technical problems in trying to apply magnetic resonance technology to basic biology.