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2014 
2014HarvestingtheFruitsHarvesting the Fruits of Inquiry: How Materials Discoveries Improve Our Lives
2014-wfirst-aftaEvaluation of the Implementation of WFIRST/AFTA in the Context of New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics
2013 

2013_HighMagneticFieldScience

 

High Magnetic Field Science and Its Application in the United States: Current Status and Future Directions

2013_adapting_to_a_chainging_world

 

Adapting to a Changing World—Challenges and Opportunities in Undergraduate Physics Education

2013-prospects-inertial-fusion-energy

 

An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy

2013_inertial_confinement_fusion_targets

 

Assessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion Targets
2012 

2012-heartof-matter

 

Nuclear Physics: Exploring the Heart of Matter

2012_assessment_of_us_participation_in_euclid

 

Assessment of a Plan for U.S. Participation in Euclid
2011 

2011_dusel

 

An Assessment of the Science Proposed for the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL)

2011_2020_vision_overview_of_nwnh

 

2020 Vision: An Overview of New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics
 

2010_implementing_recommendations_from_nwnh

 

Implementing Recommendations from New Worlds, New Horizons Decadal Survey

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Views of the NAS and NAE on Agenda Items at Issue at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2012
2010 

2010_panel reports--new_worlds_new_horizons

 

Panel Reports--New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics

2010_New Worlds New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics

 

New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics

 2010_selling_the_nations_helium_reserve

 

Selling the Nation's Helium Reserve

 2009_research_at_the_intersection_of_the_physical_and_life_sciences

 

Research at the Intersection of the Physical and Life Sciences

 2009_spectrum_management_for_science_in_the_21st_century

 

Spectrum Management for Science in the 21st Century
 2009 

 

 

Frontiers in Crystalline Matter: From Discovery to Technology
 

  

 

Scientific Assessment of High-Power Free-Electron Laser Technology
 2008 

 

 

A Review of the DOE Plan for U.S. Fusion Community Participation in the ITER Program

 

 

Inspired by Biology: From Molecules to Materials to Machines
 2007 

 

 

NASA's Beyond Einstein Program: An Architecture for Implementation

 

 

The National Science Foundation's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Program: Looking Back, Moving Forward

 

 

Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics: The Science of the World Around Us

 

 

Plasma Science: Advancing Knowledge in the National Interest

 

 

Controlling the Quantum World: The Science of Atoms, Molecules, and Photons

 

 

Scientific Opportunities with a Rare-Isotope Facility in the United States

 

 

Handbook of Frequency Allocations and Spectrum Protection for Scientific Uses
 2006 

 

 

Instrumentation for Better Tomorrow: Proceedings of a Symposium in Honor of Arnold O. Beckman

 

 

Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics: The Science of the World Around Us: An Interim Report

 

 

Revealing the Hidden Nature of Space and Time: Charting the Course for Elementary Particle Physics

 

 

Midsize Facilities: The Infrastructure for Materials Research
 2005 

 

 

Controlling the Quantum World of Atoms, Molecules, and Photons

 

 

The Atacama Large Millimeter Array: Implications of a Potential Descope

 

 

Opportunities in High Magnetic Field Science

 

 

Letter report on the ‘Mid-Course’ Review of Progress in Astronomy & Astrophysics Toward the Decadal Vision
 2004 

 

 

Letter report on Review of the Science Requirements for the Terrestrial Planet Finder Mission

 

 

Letter Report on Review of USAF-Supported Astronomical Research

 

 

Burning Plasma: Bringing a Star to Earth

 

 

Letter Report of the Committee on Smaller Facilities

 

 

Setting Priorities for Large Research Facility Projects Supported by the National Science Foundation
 2003 

 

 

Frontiers in High Energy Density Physics: The X-Games of Contemporary Science

 

 

Neutrinos and Beyond: New Windows on Nature

 

 

Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos: Eleven Science Questions for the New Century

 

 

Funding Smithsonian Research
 2002 

 

 

Letter Report: Burning Plasma Assessment Committee

 

 

Letter Report on the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM)

 

 

Frontiers in High Energy Density Physics

 

 

Atoms, Molecules, and Light: AMO Science Enabling the Future
 2001 

 

 

Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium

 

 

Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium: Panel Reports

2001_astronomy_astrophysics_new_millenium_overview

 

Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium: An Overview

 

 

U.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics:  Managing an Integrated Program

 

 

Physics in a New Era: An Overview

 

 

Letter Report on the Assessment of the Descoped Mission Concept for the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST)

 

 

An Assessment of the Department of Energy's Office of Fusion Energy Sciences Program
 2000 

 

 

Federal Funding of Astronomical Research

 

 

The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve

 

 

Letter report on the Spallation Neutron Source
 1999 

 

 

Materials in a New Era: Proceedings of the 1999 Solid State Sciences Committee Forum

 

 

Gravitational Physics: Exploring the Structure of Space and Time

 

 

Letter Report on Antarctic Astronomy

 

 

Letter Report on the National Science Foundation's Facility Instrumentation Program

 

 

Condensed-Matter Physics: Basic Research for Tomorrow's Technology

 

 

Nuclear Physics: The Core of Matter, The Fuel of Stars
 1998 

 

 

Harnessing Light: Optical Science and Engineering for the 21st Century

 

 

Elementary-Particle Physics: Revealing the Secrets of Energy and Matter
 1997 

 

 

The Physics of Materials: How Science Improves our Lives

 

 

A New Science Strategy for Space Astronomy and Astrophysics
 1996 

 

 

Biomolecular Self-Assembing Materials: Scientific and Technological Frontiers

 

 

Database Needs for Modeling and Simulation of Plasma Processing

 

 

Proceedings of the 1996 Solid State Science Committee Forum (PDF)

 

 

Mathematics and Physics of Emerging Biomedical Imaging (with the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications)

 

 

On the Optimum Phasing for SIRTF -  letter report
1995  

 

 

Plasma Science: From Fundamental Research to Technological Applications

 

 

Cosmology: A Research Briefing

 

 

Cosmic-Rays: Physics and Astrophysics

 

 

Cosmic-Rays: Physics and Astrophysics -- A Research Briefing

 

 

A Strategy for Ground-Based Optical and Infrared Astronomy

 1995_neutrino_astrophyiscs_a_research_briefing

 

Neutrino Astrophysics: A Research Briefing

 

 

Review of Gravity Probe B

 

 

Proceedings of the 1993 Solid State Sciences Committee Forum
 1994 

 

 

Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences: An Investment in the Future

 1995_free_electron_lasers_and_other_advanced_sources_of_light

 

Free Electron Lasers and Other Advanced Sources of Light: Scientific Research Opportunities 
(with the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology

 

 

On the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) and the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) - letter report

 

 

On the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF) and the Cassini Saturn Probe - letter report
 1993 

 

 

On the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF) - letter report
 1991 

 

 

The Decade of Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics

 1991_plasma_processing_of_materials

 

Plasma Processing of Materials: Scientific Opportunities and Technological Challenges
 1989 

 

 

Materials Science and Engineering for the 1990s: Maintaining Competitiveness in the Age of Materials
 1986 

 1986_atomic_molecular_and_optical_physics

 

Physics through the 1990s: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
 1977 

 

 

Energy and Climate: Studies in Geophysics
 1972 

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Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 1970's
 1964 
no_cover_imageGround-Based Astronomy: A Ten-Year Program
  
  

**Past decadals are grouped together on the BPA'sDecadals web page.

 

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