PPARC


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PPARC

(in Britain) abbreviation for
(Nuclear Physics) Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council
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The research to produce better models of the Martian atmosphere, and develop new ways to determine location and speed during the descent through the atmosphere has a total value of GBP300k, and is funded by industry and PPARC; the PPARC contribution being an award of GBP250k.
PPARC offers a free-of-charge, short-term loan system of the lunar samples to educational and scientific organisations within the United Kingdom.
The committee's report appeared on 2003 October 6, and came out very strongly in favour of firm control of waste light: 'We regret that PPARC and the Government have adopted a defeatist attitude towards light pollution and astronomy in the UK'.
Prof Ian Halliday, chief executive of the PPARC said: 'At the time of the Big Bang sub-atomic particles rushed around at fantastic speeds and in less than one minute all the particles that make up all the atoms in the universe that we see today had been created.
In addition, the Merlin radio-telescope facility, an array of seven highresolution radio-imaging telescopes sited throughout the UK, is to be upgraded, said PPARC.