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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

  • Eric Tollestrup
    HQ Cosmic Origins Program, Program Scientist
    eric.v.tollestrup@nasa.gov
  • Peter Kurczynski
    Cosmic Origins Program Office, Chief Scientist
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    COR News and Events

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    Current and Upcoming Events

    Continuing Call for Nominations to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee. »  Details.
    5 December 2022
    IR STIG Seminar: Two talks presented by Dr. Vivian U (UC Irvine) and Dr. Jake Connors (NIST-Boulder) »  Details.
    12–14 December 2022
    Conference: First Science Results from JWST »  Details.
    13 December 2022
    AGN SIG Seminar: Magnetic fields as the cause or effect of the origin of radio-loud and radio-quiet AGN »  Details.
    13 December 2022
    Stars SIG Seminar:Stars at Radio Frequencies: What we learn and how we use it »  Details.

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    Program News and Announcements

    2 December 2022
    Join the New Great Observatories Science Analysis Group »  Details.
    17 November 2022
    JWST/Cosmic Origins Science Presented to US Congress! »  Details.
    31 October 2022
    Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee Nominations »  Details.
    9 September 2022
    ASD Call for Nominations to the COPAG Executive Committee »  Details.

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