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Science Advisory Council

by Davis Murphy last modified Sep 14, 2017 by Eric Murphy

The ngVLA Science Advisory Council (SAC)


The ngVLA Science Advisory Council (SAC) is the interface between the scientific community and NRAO, providing feedback and guidance directly to the next-generation VLA (ngVLA) Project Office on issues that affect the scientific design for a U.S. led, next-generation centimeter-to-millimeter wave interferometer, most likely to be centered around the VLA site in the Plains of San Agustin in New Mexico.  In addition to the SAC, the ngVLA Technical Advisory Council (TAC) will work in parallel advising NRAO on technical design issues.  The ngVLA SAC and TAC are the cornerstones of a program to fully engage the astronomical, computing, and radio engineering communities to develop the ngVLA project for submission to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey.


NRAO is pleased to announce the membership to the ngVLA SAC.  Membership was determined through open nominations and a selection process involving NRAO staff and the community.  The current ngVLA SAC membership includes:

Current ngVLA Science Advisory Council
Alberto Bolatto* University of Maryland co-Chair of SAC
Shami Chatterjee Cornell University
Caitlin Casey University of Texas at Austin
Laura Chomiuk Michigan State University
Danny Dale* University of Wyoming Chair SWG 2 (Galaxy Ecosystems)
Imke de Pater University of California, Berkeley
Mark Dickinson NOAO
James Di Francesco* NRC-Victoria Executive Committee Secretary
Gregg Hallinan Caltech
Andrea Isella* Rice University co-Chair of SAC
Kotaro Kohno University of Tokyo
Shri Kulkarni* Caltech
Cornelia Lang University of Iowa
Joseph Lazio* JPL Chair SWG 4 (Time Domain/Cosmology/Physics)
Adam Leroy The Ohio State University
Laurent Loinard UNAM
Thomas Maccarone Texas Tech University
Brenda Matthews* NRC-Victoria Chair SWG 1 (Cradle of Life)
Rachel Osten STScI
Mark Reid Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
Dominik Riechers* Cornell University Chair SWG 3 (Galaxy Assembly)
Nami Sakai RIKEN
Fabian Walter Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie
David Wilner Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
Ex-Officio Members
Eric Murphy* NRAO ngVLA Project Scientist
*Executive Committee Member

Past Members:

Kelsey Johnson (University of Virginia)