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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 Selections

  • 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]

Executive Committee Membership

John Conklin
Univ. of FloridaGWSIGJan 2015Dec 2019
Jim BeattyOhio State Univ.CRSIGDec 2016Dec 2019
Sylvain GuiriecGeorge Washington Univ.GRSIGDec 2016Dec 2019
Kelly Holley-BockelmannVanderbilt Univ.GWSIGDec 2016Dec 2019
Ryan HickoxDartmouth CollegeXRSIGDec 2018Dec 2021
Kevin HuffenbergerFlorida State Univ.CoSSIG/IPSIGDec 2017Dec 2020
James RhoadsGSFCCoSSIGDec 2017Dec 2020
Graça Rocha
(Vice Chair)
JPLIPSIG/CoSSIGDec 2017Dec 2020
Marcos SantanderUniv. of AlabamaCRSIGDec 2018Dec 2021
John TomsickUC BerkeleyGRSIG/XRSIGDec 2016Dec 2019
Abigail ViereggUniv. of ChicagoIPSIG/CRSIGDec 2017Dec 2020
Nicolas YunesMontana State Univ.GWSIGDec 2017Dec 2020

  • Past PhysPAG Members

  • PCOS News

    Program News and Announcements

    31 May 2019
    Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA SMD Associate Administrator, invites the science community to a live-streamed national colloquium on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (4:00–6:00 pm EDT) on "Writing Successful Mission Proposals: Observations from NASA." To attend in person at the University of Colorado campus, please RSVP here. The live stream will be available here. For further details, please see the colloquium invitation. »  Details
    17 May 2019
    Following up on a Nov 2018 mission PI diversity workshop, the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is planning a number of exciting opportunities open to community participation, including a new website for potential PIs, pre-review mission panels to ensure diversity and reduce conflicts of interest, research proposal writing workshops at conferences and for PIs developing their first proposal, career development positions, and a presentation by SMD Associate Administrator Thomas H. Zurbuchen on proposal statistical analysis. Please see the Associate Administrator's full update here.
    16 May 2019
    June 1 2019 is the deadline for filling and submitting the technology gap submission form. We encourage members of the community to identify such gaps between today's state-of-the-art and what will be needed for missions identified by the 2010 Decadal Survey, the 2018 Astrophysics Implementation Plan, and/or the 30-year Astrophysics Road Map. Please see the Astrophysics Division Technologists letter for more details, including how to submit a gap.
    25 March 2019
    NASA HQ Astrophysics Division has created a task force to assess NASA's role in strategic optimization of Gravitational Wave Electromagnetic Counterpart (GW-EM) astrophysics. See the Terms of Reference for more details.
    1 February 2019
    Dr Terri Brandt confirmed as PCOS Chief Scientist.

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