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Michael S. Witherell, Chair  |  James C. Lancaster, Director

The Board on Physics and Astronomy is the Academies' principal forum for issues connected with the fields of physics and astronomy.

News & Events
Committee on Radio Frequencies May 13-14, 2015 at National Academy of Sciences building, Washington, DC
Board on Physics and Astronomy April 24-25, 2015 at Keck Center, Washington, DC

Recent Publications

2015 
 OIR report coverOptimizing the U.S. Ground-Based Optical and Infrared Astronomy System
2014 
2014-wfirst-aftaEvaluation of the Implementation of WFIRST/AFTA in the Context of New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics
2014HarvestingtheFruitsHarvesting the Fruits of Inquiry: How Materials Discoveries Improve Our Lives (2014)
2013 
2013_HighMagneticFieldScienceHigh Magnetic Field Science and Its Application in the United States: Current Status and Future Directions (2013)
2013_adapting_to_a_chainging_worldAdapting to a Changing World—Challenges and Opportunities in Undergraduate Physics Education (2013)
2013-prospects-inertial-fusion-energyAn Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy (2013)
2013_inertial_confinement_fusion_targetsAssessment of Inertial Confinement Fusion Targets (2013)