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Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG)

Executive Committee Membership

  • COPAG Executive Committee Selections, November 2016 [PDF]
Margaret Meixner (Chair)November 2018–October 2021Space Telescope Science Institute
Misty BentzDecember 2017–November 2020Georgia State University
Steve FinkelsteinNovember 2018–October 2021University of Texas
Alina KiesslingFebruary 2020–January 2023JPL
Janice LeeDecember 2017–November 2020Caltech
Stephan McCandlissNovember 2018–October 2021Johns Hopkins
Thomas MegeathNovember 2016–November 2020U. Toledo
Alexandra PopeNovember 2018–October 2021University of Massachussetts
Claudia ScarlataNovember 2016–November 2020U. Minnesota
Jason TumlinsonDecember 2017–November 2020Space Telescope Science Institute
Sarah TuttleNovember 2016–November 2020U. Washington
Kartik Sheth (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
Lee ArmusNovember 2015–October 2018Caltech
Dominic Benford
(COR Program Office, Ex-Officio)
August 2011–September 2013NASA/GSFC
Daniela CalzettiDecember 2013–November 2016University of Massachusetts
Julianne DalcantonOctober 2011–September 2014University of Washington
Dennis EbbettsDecember 2013–November 2016Ball Aerospace
Michael Garcia
Jonathan GardnerSeptember 2010–November 2013NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Suvi GezariNovember 2015–October 2018University of Maryland
Paul GoldsmithSeptember 2010–November 2013Jet Propulsion Laboratory
James GreenDecember 2013–November 2016University of Colorado
Matt GreenhouseFebruary 2015–January 2018NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Sara HeapDecember 2013–November 2016NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Lynne HillenbrandOctober 2011–October 2015Caltech
Chris HowkNovember 2015–October 2018University of Notre Dame
Mary Elizabeth KaiserNovember 2014–October 2017Johns Hopkins
Joseph LazioNovember 2014–October 2018NASA/JPL
David LeisawitzOctober 2011–February 2015NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Paul LightseyNovember 2016–November 2019Ball Aerospace
Charles LillieSeptember 2010–November 2013Northrop Grumman
James LowenthalMarch 2012–March 2015Smith College
Pam MarcumNovember 2014–October 2017NASA/Ames
Chris Martin
(Former Chair)
September 2010–July 2013 California Institute of Technology
John O'MearaNovember 2016–November 2019Saint Michael College
Deborah Padget
(COR Program Office, Ex-Officio)
March 2014–January 2017NASA/GSFC
Mario Perez
(Executive Secretary, Ex-Officio)
2010–February 2020NASA HQ
Paul Scowen
(Former Chair)
December 2011–December 2014
(November 2015–April 2019)
Arizona State University
Kenneth Sembach
(Former Chair)
September 2010–November 2015Space Telescope Science Institute
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COR News

Program News and Announcements

17 September 2020
NASA announces major revisions in Astrophysics Research and Analysis opportunity. Due dates remain unchanged. »  Details.
17 September 2020
NASA releases Citizen Science Seed Funding Program opportunity. Notices of Intent requested by 13 October 2020, with proposals due 11 December 2020. »  Details.
17 September 2020
NASA extends due date for Astrophysics Pioneers opportunity. Proposals are now due 8 October 2020. »  Details.
9 September 2020
Swift Cycle 17 Guest Investigator proposals due on 25 September 2020 »  Details.
4 September 2020
Call for nominations to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee. »  Details.
26 June 2020
Based on extensive feedback from the community, including the recent COPAG survey and APAC discussion, the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program will be solicited in ROSES-2021. »  Details.
15 June 2020
NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee (COPAG EC) is soliciting input on the impacts of COVID-19 on Cosmic Origins research via ADAP. The survey deadline has been extended until Friday, June 19, 2020 »  Details.
8 June 2020
NASA Astrophysics job announcement will open on Monday, 29 June 2020. »  Details.

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