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Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG)

Executive Committee Membership

  • COPAG Executive Committee Selections, November 2016 [PDF]
 Start DateInstitution
Paul Scowen
November 2015– October 2018Arizona State University
Lee ArmusNovember 2015– October 2018Caltech
Suvi GezariNovember 2015– October 2018University of Maryland
Matt GreenhouseFebruary 2015– January 2018NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Mary Elizabeth KaiserNovember 2014– October 2017Johns Hopkins
Joseph LazioNovember 2014– October 2017NASA/JPL
Paul LightseyNovember 2016– November 2019Ball Aerospace
Pam MarcumNovember 2014– October 2017NASA/Ames
Thomas MegeathNovember 2016– November 2019U. Toledo
John O'MearaNovember 2016– November 2019Saint Michael College
Claudia ScarlataNovember 2016– November 2019U. Minnesota
Sarah TuttleNovember 2016– November 2019U. Washington
Mario Perez (Executive Secretary, Ex-Officio)NASA HQ
Eric Tollestrup (Ex-Officio)NASA HQ
Susan Neff (COR Program Office, Ex-Officio)NASA/GSFC
Erin Smith (COR Program Office, Ex-Officio)NASA/GSFC
Former Members
Michael Garcia
Daniela CalzettiDecember 2013– November 2016University of Massachusetts
Dennis EbbettsDecember 2013– November 2016Ball Aerospace
James GreenDecember 2013– November 2016University of Colorado
Sara HeapDecember 2013– November 2016NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Chris HowkNovember 2015– October 2018University of Notre Dame
Kenneth Sembach
(Former Chair)
September 2010– November 2015Space Telescope Science Institute
Lynne HillenbrandOctober 2011– October 2015Caltech
James LowenthalMarch 2012–
March 2015
Smith College
Paul ScowenDecember 2011–
December 2014
Arizona State University
David LeisawitzOctober 2011– February 2015NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Deborah Padget
(COR Program Office
Julianne DalcantonOctober 2011–
September 2014
University of Washington
Dominic Benford
(COR Program Office, Ex-Officio)
August 2011–
September 2013
Jonathan GardnerSeptember 2010–
November 2013
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Paul GoldsmithSeptember 2010–
November 2013
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Charles LillieSeptember 2010–
November 2013
Northrop Grumman
Chris Martin
(Former Chair)
September 2010–
July 2013
California Institute of Technology
Hubble, Chandra, Spitzer Composite of Massive Galaxy Cluster IDCS J1426.5+3508

COR News

Program News and Announcements

24 Oct 2017
NASA Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, announces invitation for public nominations for service on its Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC). Deadline for NASA receipt of all public nominations is December 1, 2017. »  [PDF]
27 Sep 2017
NASA SMD seeks Nominations for COPAG Executive Committee »  [PDF]
11 Sep 2017
Community Announcement: Visiting Astrophysics Program Scientists at NASA Headquarters »  Details

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