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
Kartik Sheth (Ex-Officio)NASA HQ
Susan Neff (COR Program Office, Ex-Officio)NASA/GSFC
Deborah Padgett (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
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

Program News

4 May 2017
All members of the COR community are invited to participate as the Cosmic Origins (COR) Program Office begins our annual assessment of technology gaps. »  Details [DOCX][PDF]
20 Mar 2017
Astrophysics Probe mission studies selected (3/20/2017) »  [PDF]

Project News

Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
6 Jul 2017
Hubble Pushed Beyond Limits to Spot Clumps of New Stars in Distant Galaxy » Details
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
JWST Recent News »  Details
25 May 2017
Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole »  Details
Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
WFIRST Newsroom »  Details