The Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) is constituted by the NASA Astrophysics Subcommittee (ApS) to support community coordination and analysis of scientific and technological issues impacting NASA's Cosmic Origins (COR) Program (COPAG Charter). In the past, the COPAG has supported analysis of technological priorities for potential future Cosmic Origins strategic missions, organized workshops on future missions' science goals, constituted Science Analysis Groups to identify ways to maximize COR science returns from future missions such as JWST and WFIRST, and explored ways for the US science community to pursue Spica-like science. The COPAG organizes open meetings and workshops for science community members.
All COPAG substantive activities—meetings, workshops, Science Analysis Groups, Science Interest Groups, telecons, or other core work—are open to participation by the community. The COPAG is coordinated by an Executive Committee, which meets biweekly by telecon.
|November 2015– October 2018||Arizona State University|
|Lee Armus||November 2015– October 2018||Caltech|
|Daniela Calzetti||December 2013– November 2016||University of Massachusetts|
|Dennis Ebbetts||December 2013– November 2016||Ball Aerospace|
|Suvi Gezari||November 2015– October 2018||University of Maryland|
|James Green||December 2013– November 2016||University of Colorado|
|Matt Greenhouse||February 2015– January 2018||NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center|
|Sara Heap||December 2013– November 2016||NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center|
|Chris Howk||November 2015– October 2018||University of Notre Dame|
|Mary Elizabeth Kaiser||November 2014– October 2017||Johns Hopkins|
|Joseph Lazio||November 2014– October 2017||NASA/JPL|
|Pam Marcum||November 2014– October 2017||NASA/Ames|
|Mario Perez (Executive Secretary, Ex-Officio)||NASA HQ|
|Kartik Sheth (Ex-Officio)||NASA HQ|
|Susan Neff (COR Program Office, Ex-Officio)||NASA/GSFC|
|Deborah Padgett (COR Program Office, Ex-Officio)||NASA/GSFC|
|September 2010– November 2015||Space Telescope Science Institute|
|Lynne Hillenbrand||October 2011– October 2015||Caltech|
|James Lowenthal||March 2012–|
|Paul Scowen||December 2011–|
|Arizona State University|
|David Leisawitz||October 2011– February 2015||NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center|
|Julianne Dalcanton||October 2011–|
|University of Washington|
(COR Program Office, Ex-Officio)
|Jonathan Gardner||September 2010–|
|NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center|
|Paul Goldsmith||September 2010–|
|Jet Propulsion Laboratory|
|Charles Lillie||September 2010–|
|California Institute of Technology|
The COPAG uses Science Analysis Groups (SAGs) for topical consideration of COR-relevant science and technology issues. Membership of the SAGs is freely open to any interested parties. Each SAG and SIG coordinates with the EC through a member selected from the Executive Committee.
Currently there are no active SAGs in the COPAG.
Currently the COPAG has three Science Interest Groups:
We will try to have WebEx for the Joint PAG and COPAG sessions (no guarantees).
HQ Cosmic Origins Program, Deputy Program Scientist