Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Sloan Spotlight

A slice through the map of the large-scale structure of the Universe from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. (Each dot represents a galaxy, 48,741 dots in total.) Measuring baryon accoustic oscillation, a team of SDSS scientists has recently released the most precisely measurement ever made of the dark energy that is driving the expansion of the Universe. (Image credit: Daniel Eisenstein and the SDSS-III collaboration) more...

About the Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grantmaking institution based in New York City.

Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance. more...