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Tufts University began experiments in the field of elementary particle physics when it was issued its first grant by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in 1957. The original contract issued by AEC funded the study of hypernuclei and strange particles in emulsions, and set the foundation for a series of bubble chamber experiments. The High Energy Physics Group at Tufts received continuous grant funding from the AEC, which became the United States Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) in1974 until President Carter established the United States Department of Energy (DOE) in 1977.
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