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Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG)

PhysPAG Executive Committee

The PhysPAG Chair and the PhysPAG Executive Committee (EC) are appointed members of the PhysPAG whose responsibilities include organizing meetings and collecting and summarizing community input with subsequent reporting to the Astrophysics Division Director.

Executive Committee Membership

Grant Tremblay
(Chair Emeritus)
Smithsonian Astrophysical ObservatoryXR SIGDec 2019Dec 2023
Justin Finke
Naval Research LaboratoryGR SIGDec 2020Dec 2023
Vera GluscevicUniv. of Southern CaliforniaCoS SIGDec 2020Dec 2023
Andrew Romero-WolfJPLCR SIGDec 2020Dec 2023
David PooleyTrinity UniversityXR SIGDec 2021Dec 2024
Athina Meli (Vice Chair)North Carolina A&TCR SIGDec 2021Dec 2024
Eric BurnsLouisiana State UniversityGR SIGDec 2021Dec 2024
Kristin MadsenNASA/GSFCXR SIGDec 2021Dec 2024
Chiara MingarelliUniv. of ConnecticutGW SIGFeb 2023Dec 2025
Chien-Ting ChenUSRA/MSFCXR SIGFeb 2023Dec 2025
Alessandra CorsiTexas TechGW SIGFeb 2023Dec 2025
Roger O’BrientJPLIP SIGFeb 2023Dec 2025
Rebekah HounsellUMBC/GSFCCoS SIGFeb 2023Dec 2025
Manel ErrandoWashington U. St. LouisGR SIGFeb 2023Dec 2025

Executive Committee Selections

  • Memo from NASA Headquarters February 2023 [PDF]
  • Memo from NASA Headquarters December 2021 [PDF]
  • Memo from NASA Headquarters December 2020 [PDF]
  • Memo from NASA Headquarters November 2019 [PDF]
  • Memo from NASA Headquarters November 2018 [PDF]
  • Memo from NASA Headquarters December 2017 [PDF]
  • Memo from NASA Headquarters November 2016 [PDF]
  • Memo from NASA Headquarters November 2015 [PDF]
  • Memo from NASA Headquarters November 2014 [PDF]
  • Memo from NASA Headquarters December 2013 [PDF]

  • Past PhysPAG Members

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    23 March
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    23 March
    ROSES-22: Astrophysics Decadal Survey Precursor Science Proposal Due Date Delay »  Details.
    23 March
    National Academies’ Space Science Week 28–29 March 2023 »  Details.
    23 March
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    21 March
    Science Mission Directorate Budget Community Town Hall 23 March 2023 »  Details.
    21 March
    NOIRLab Call for Proposals for Semester 2023B, Including NN-EXPLORE Proposals »  Details.
    21 March
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    21 March
    Arcus Probe Community Science Meeting 4-5 May »  Details.
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    NASA SMD Seeking Volunteer Reviewers for Research Proposals »  Details.
    6 March
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    6 March
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    1 March
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    NASA Astrophysics Division Statement of Principles »  Details.
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