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Fundamental Physical Science

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October 3, 2016,
DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office is hosting a Proposers Day webinar to provide information to potential applicants on the structure and objectives of the Young Faculty Awards (YFA) program in anticipation of a forthcoming YFA research announcement. The YFA program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions, and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs.
August 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT,
The Defense Sciences Office is holding a Proposers Day webcast to provide information to potential candidates for DARPA’s Young Faculty Awards (YFA) program. The objectives of YFA are to identify and engage rising stars in junior research positions inside and outside of academia, expose them to Defense Department needs and DARPA’s program development process, and provide high-impact funding to develop new research directions that help to transform national security capabilities.
Efficient discovery and production of new molecules is essential to realize capabilities across the DoD, from simulants and medicines essential to counter emerging threats, to coatings, dyes and specialty fuels needed for advanced performance.
Destroying bulk stores of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and organic precursors is a significant challenge for the international community. Today, for example, there are no approaches that exploit chemistries that are truly agnostic in terms of the agents that can be processed. In addition, current approaches require transport of agents from the storage site to a neutralization site. Ensuring safe transport of the agent can add significant cost and time to the process.
The goal of All Together Now (ATN) is to develop theoretical protocols and experimental techniques that enable new collective atom regimes, leading to sensitivities approaching the ultimate fundamental limits of performance.