Physics Policy Committee

The Physics Policy Committee (PPC) consists of the Immediate Past President, who will serve as Chair for a one (1) year term, twelve (12) members, nominated by the PPC, selected and confirmed by the Board Executive Committee (BEC), and appointed by the President-Elect to staggered three (3) year terms, the President-Elect, the Congressional Fellows(s) in the first year following the year of service, and the Chair of POPA. The Chair of the Education Policy Committee, an official subcommittee of the Committee on Education, and the Chair of the Industrial Physics advisory Board Policy Subcommittee shall serve as non-voting advisors to the PPC. The PPC addresses those science policy issues that affect the development of physics, the health of the institutions in which physics is practiced, the resources available to physics, and the balanced use of these resources for the nation's scientific and technological needs. PPC shall make recommendations to the President, the Board, and the Council on these science policy issues. Recommendations from the PPC on public statements shall be considered by the POPA Steering Committee and then transmitted to Council as appropriate.

Chair: Roger Wirth Falcone (01/19 - 12/19)
University of California, Berkeley

Member: Sylvester James Gates (01/19 - 12/19)
Brown University

Member: Sally Carol Seidel (01/19 - 12/21)
University of New Mexico

Member: Earl E Scime (01/18 - 12/20)
West Virginia University

Member: Don Q Lamb Jr (01/17 - 12/19)
University of Chicago

Member: Edward W Kolb (01/19 - 12/21)
University of Chicago

Member: Maria Spiropulu (01/18 - 12/20)

Member: Gerald C Blazey (01/18 - 12/20)
Northern Illinois University

Member: Norbert R Holtkamp (01/17 - 12/19)
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Member: Juan De Pablo (01/19 - 12/21)
University of Chicago

Member: Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan (01/17 - 12/19)
University of Waterloo

Member: Martha P Haynes (01/18 - 12/20)
Cornell University

Member: Edward Allen Adler (01/19 - 12/21)

Member: Philip Howard Bucksbaum (01/19 - 12/19)
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Member: Patricia M Dehmer (01/17 - 12/19)
Department of Energy

Member, Chair of POPA: James Daniel Wells (01/19 - 12/19)
University of Michigan

Member, Congressional Fellow: Lauren Aycock (01/19 - 12/19)
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Advisor: David Gross (01/19 - 12/19)
University of California, Santa Barbara

Education Advisor: Karen MageeSauer (01/19 - 12/19)
Rowan University

Industrial Advisor: Michael Alan Tamor (01/17 - 12/19)

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