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: David Gross (01/20 - 12/20)
University of California, Santa Barbara

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Member: Roger Falcone (01/20 - 01/22)
University of California, Berkeley

Member: Patricia Dehmer (01/17 - 12/22)

Member: Nadya Mason (01/20 - 12/22)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Member: Young-Kee Kim (01/20 - 12/22)
University of Chicago

Member: Kimberly Budil (01/20 - 12/22)
University of California

Chair, POPA: E. Dan Dahlberg (01/20 - 12/20)
University of Minnesota

Congressional Fellow: Jennifer Dailey (01/20 - 12/20)
Johns Hopkins University

Advisor: Michael Tamor (01/17 - 12/20)

Advisor: Karen Magee-Sauer (01/19 - 12/20)
Rowan University

Advisor: Sylvester Gates (01/20 - 12/20)
Brown University

Advisor: Frances Hellman (01/20 - 12/20)
University of California, Berkeley

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