The Absolute Zero broadcast series and companion national outreach campaign would not be possible without the support of its underwriters. Their generosity will help bring about new excitement and shed new light on the field of low-temperature physics to students and teachers around the world long after the series broadcast has aired.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, founded in 1934, makes grants in science, technology and the quality of American life.
The Sloan Foundation's support of the upcoming broadcast series Absolute Zero and Tom Shachtman's book Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold are part of its program to bring a better understanding of science and technology to the general public. The program reaches a wide audience through support of books; radio and public television programs; commercial television and film; theater; and the Internet.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $5.5 billion, we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.