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Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG)

Executive Committee

The COPAG Executive Committee is a community-based leadership council that is responsible for providing NASA with needed analysis, as well as coordination and communication with the Cosmic Origins community.

There is a continuing call for nominations to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee. Apply to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee here.

Executive Committee Members

Shouleh Nikzad
April 2022–October 2024Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Stephan McCandlissNovember 2018–October 2024Johns Hopkins University
Christine ChenNovember 2020–January 2024Space Telescope Science Institute
Chris HaywardNovember 2020–January 2024Flatiron Institute
Sabrina StierwaltNovember 2020–January 2024Occidental College
Hsiao-Wen ChenApril 2022–October 2024Univeristy of Chicago
Enrique Lopez RodriguezApril 2022–October 2024Stanford University
Rachael BeatonJanuary 2023–October 2025Space Telescope Science Institute
Sanchayeeta BorthakurJanuary 2023–October 2025Arizona State University
Manuel Bautista (Executive Secretary, Ex-Officio)NASA HQ
Peter Kurczynski (COR Program Office, Ex-Officio)NASA/GSFC
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