Nav: Home

National Science Board to meet (May 3-4)

April 30, 2000

Journalists are invited to attend the next open session of the National Science Board (NSB) on Thursday, May 4, at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. There will be two open sessions on May 4.

Open session agenda highlights for Thursday, May 4 (11:30 a.m. -- 12:15 p.m.):

Presentation: Astrophysics: Dr. Michael Turner, Chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago

Open session agenda highlights for Thursday, May 4 (2:00 -- 5:00 p.m.):

Open Session Minutes, March 2000
Closed Session Items for August 2000
Chair's and Director's Reports
Executive Committee Annual Report
NSB 2001 Meeting Calendar
Committee Reports
Director's Merit Review Report
NSB Report on Communication and Outreach
NSF Budget & Planning Issues
National S&E Infrastructure
-end-
Reporters are invited to a media availability with the NSB Chair and NSF Director in Conference Room 1240 following the May 4 afternoon open session on issues of interest from the Board meeting. The availability is scheduled for 5:15 p.m., or 15 minutes after adjournment, whichever comes first.

For more information contact:
Bill Noxon, 703-306-1070/wnoxon@nsf.gov (media)
Jean Pomeroy, 703-306-2000/jpomeroy@nsf.gov (non-media)

National Science Foundation

Related Astrophysics Articles:

Radio astronomers peer deep into the stellar nursery of the Orion Nebula
Astronomers have released an image of a 50-light-year-long filament of star-forming gas, 1200 light-years away, in the stellar nursery of the Orion Nebula.
Geology and biology agree on Pangaea supercontinent breakup dates
Scientists at The Australian National University have found that independent estimates from geology and biology agree on the timing of the breakup of the Pangaea supercontinent into today's continents.
Top high-energy prize awarded to LSU physicist and LIGO scientist Gabriela González
The 2017 Rossi Prize has been awarded to Gabriela González and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration for the first direct detections of gravitational waves, for the discovery of merging black hole binaries and for beginning the new era of gravitational-wave astronomy.
Lars Bildsten wins 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics
The American Institute of Physics and the American Astronomical Society announced today, on behalf of the Heineman Foundation for Research, Educational, Charitable, and Scientific Purposes, that California astrophysicist Lars Bildsten is the winner of the 2017 Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, a distinguished honor awarded annually to recognize significant contributions to the field.
Finding inspiration in the stars
Lars Bildsten, director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, wins the 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics.
ANU helps find supercluster of galaxies near Milky Way
The Australian National University is part of an international team of astronomers that found one of the Universe's biggest superclusters of galaxies near the Milky Way.
Newly formed stars shoot out powerful whirlwinds
Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have used the ALMA telescopes to observe the early stages in the formation of a new solar system.
Vanderbilt physicists Keivan Stassun and Kalman Varga elected APS Fellows
Two Vanderbilt physicists, Keivan Stassun and Kalman Varga, have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society.
Breaking up: a convoluted drama at nuclear scale, too
Regardless of the scenario, breaking up is dramatic. Take the case of carbon splitting into three nuclei of helium.
Chaos in cosmos: Stars with three planet-forming discs of gas
A star with a ring of planets orbiting around it - that is the picture we know from our own solar system and from many of the thousands of exoplanets observed in recent years.

Related Astrophysics Reading:

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Author)

An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics
by Bradley W. Carroll (Author), Dale A. Ostlie (Author)

Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour
by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Author), Michael A. Strauss (Author), J. Richard Gott (Author)

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Author), Avis Lang (Author)

Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe
by Ian Stewart (Author)

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
by Brian Greene (Author)

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Author)

Principles of Astrophysics: Using Gravity and Stellar Physics to Explore the Cosmos (Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics)
by Charles Keeton (Author)

Astrophysics in a Nutshell: Second Edition
by Dan Maoz (Author)

Astrophysics for Physicists
by Arnab Rai Choudhuri (Author)

Best Science Podcasts 2018

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2018. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Hacking The Law
We have a vision of justice as blind, impartial, and fair — but in reality, the law often fails those who need it most. This hour, TED speakers explore radical ways to change the legal system. Guests include lawyer and social justice advocate Robin Steinberg, animal rights lawyer Steven Wise, political activist Brett Hennig, and lawyer and social entrepreneur Vivek Maru.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#495 Earth Science in Space
Some worlds are made of sand. Some are made of water. Some are even made of salt. In science fiction and fantasy, planet can be made of whatever you want. But what does that mean for how the planets themselves work? When in doubt, throw an asteroid at it. This is a live show recorded at the 2018 Dragon Con in Atlanta Georgia. Featuring Travor Valle, Mika McKinnon, David Moscato, Scott Harris, and moderated by our own Bethany Brookshire. Note: The sound isn't as good as we'd hoped but we love the guests and the conversation and we wanted to...