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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
Janice LeeDecember 2017–November 2020Caltech
Paul LightseyNovember 2016–November 2019Ball Aerospace
Stephan McCandlissNovember 2018–October 2021Johns Hopkins
Thomas MegeathNovember 2016–November 2019U. Toledo
Alexandra PopeNovember 2018–October 2021University of Massachussetts
Claudia ScarlataNovember 2016–November 2019U. Minnesota
Jason TumlinsonDecember 2017–November 2020Space Telescope Science Institute
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
Lee ArmusNovember 2015–October 2018Caltech
Daniela CalzettiDecember 2013–November 2016University of Massachusetts
Dennis EbbettsDecember 2013–November 2016Ball Aerospace
Suvi GezariNovember 2015–October 2018University of Maryland
James GreenDecember 2013–November 2016University of Colorado
Sara HeapDecember 2013–November 2016NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Chris HowkNovember 2015–October 2018University of Notre Dame
Mary Elizabeth KaiserNovember 2014–October 2017Johns Hopkins
Joseph LazioNovember 2014–October 2018NASA/JPL
Pam MarcumNovember 2014–October 2017NASA/Ames
John O'MearaNovember 2016–November 2019Saint Michael College
Kenneth Sembach
(Former Chair)
September 2010–November 2015Space Telescope Science Institute
Lynne HillenbrandOctober 2011–October 2015Caltech
James LowenthalMarch 2012–March 2015Smith College
Paul Scowen
(Former Chair)
December 2011–December 2014
(November 2015–April 2019)
Arizona State University
David LeisawitzOctober 2011–February 2015NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Deborah Padget
(COR Program Office, Ex-Officio)
March 2014–January 2017NASA/GSFC
Julianne DalcantonOctober 2011–September 2014University of Washington
Dominic Benford
(COR Program Office, Ex-Officio)
August 2011–September 2013NASA/GSFC
Jonathan GardnerSeptember 2010–November 2013NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Paul GoldsmithSeptember 2010–November 2013Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Charles LillieSeptember 2010–November 2013Northrop Grumman
Chris Martin
(Former Chair)
September 2010–July 2013 California Institute of Technology
Hubble Sees Plunging Galaxy Losing Its Gas

COR News

Program News and Announcements

11 February 2019
NASA Astrophysics Division (APD) issues 2019 strategic technology gap solicitation »  Details [PDF]
17 December 2018
NASA HQ has publicly posted an updated Astrophysics Implementation Plan (AIP), detailing progress made by NASA's Astrophysics Division in implementing the 2010 Decadal recommendations since the previous update in 2016.
6 Nov 2018
Far-Infrared Science Interest Group posts first Newsletter | Number 1 | October 2018 [PDF]
20 Aug 2018
Interim reports for large mission concept studies are posted: LUVIOR [PDF], Origins Space Telescope [PDF], HabEx [PDF], Lynx [PDF]

Project News


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