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Cosmic Origins Program Office

Astrophysics Projects Division Program Management

Barbara Grofic

Barbara Grofic

APD Program Manager
Cathy Barclay

Cathy Barclay

Deputy APD Program Manager
Tracy Felton-Robinson

Tracy Felton-Robinson

Program Business Manager

Program Science

Peter Kurczynski

Peter Kurczynski

COR Chief Scientist


COR Deputy Chief Scientist

Technology Management

Rachel Rivera

Rachel Rivera

Technology Development Manager
Mark Matsumura

Dr. Mark Matsumura

Program Systems Engineer
Jason Derleth

Jason Derleth

Acting Chief Technologist
Dr. Opher Ganel

Dr. Opher Ganel

Program Technologist/Systems Engineer


  • HQ Program Executive: Shahid Habib [Email]
  • HQ Program Scientist: Manuel Bautista [Email]
  • HQ Deputy Program Scientist: Vacant

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COR News and Events

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Current and Upcoming Events

Continuing Call for Nominations to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee. »  Details.
5 December 2022
IR STIG Seminar: Two talks presented by Dr. Vivian U (UC Irvine) and Dr. Jake Connors (NIST-Boulder) »  Details.
12–14 December 2022
Conference: First Science Results from JWST »  Details.
13 December 2022
AGN SIG Seminar: Magnetic fields as the cause or effect of the origin of radio-loud and radio-quiet AGN »  Details.
13 December 2022
Stars SIG Seminar:Stars at Radio Frequencies: What we learn and how we use it »  Details.

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Program News and Announcements

2 December 2022
Join the New Great Observatories Science Analysis Group »  Details.
17 November 2022
JWST/Cosmic Origins Science Presented to US Congress! »  Details.
31 October 2022
Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee Nominations »  Details.
9 September 2022
ASD Call for Nominations to the COPAG Executive Committee »  Details.

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