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Astrophsyics

Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG)

The COPAG serves as a community-based, interdisciplinary forum for soliciting and coordinating community analysis and input in support of Cosmic Origin objectives and of their implications for architecture planning and activity prioritization and for future exploration. It provides findings of analyses to the NASA Astrophysics Division Director.

Objectives

The Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) is constituted by the Astrophysics Division Director to support community coordination and analysis of scientific and technological issues impacting NASA's Cosmic Origins (COR) Program (COPAG Terms of Reference). 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.

Useful Information

Pre-Decadal Studies

Contact

  • Kartik Sheth
    HQ Cosmic Origins Program, Program Scientist
    kartik.sheth@nasa.gov
  • Eric Tollestrup
    HQ Cosmic Origins Program, Deputy Program Scientist
    eric.v.tollestrup@nasa.gov
  • Peter Kurczynski
    Cosmic Origins Program Office, Chief Scientist
  • Erin Smith
    Cosmic Origins Program Office, Deputy Chief Scientist
    erin.c.smith@nasa.gov
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    Program News and Announcements

    Continuing call for nominations to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee. »  Details.
    30 May 2021
    Second QUEST Meeting and Presentation to be held 03 June 2021. »  Details.
    17 May 2021
    Update on Technology Gap Prioritization »  Details.
    17 May 2021
    25 May 2021: Infrared Science Interest Group (IR SIG) Webinar »  Details.
    17 May 2021
    ROSES Astrophysics Theory Program Information Session on 24 May 2021 »  Details.
    12 May 2021
    Special Online Event, 13 May 2021: Quorum for Ultraviolet Exploration of Science and Technology (QUEST). »  Meeting Details and Invite.

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