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THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine
National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
April 8, 2002
The Honorable John H.Marburger, III
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Executive Office of the President
Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 424 Washington, DC 20502
I am writing in response to your letter of March 29 requesting a review of proposed U.S. neutrino collectors and the nature and importance of the science problems that such facilities could address.
I have asked our Board on Physics and Astronomy to form a committee under the National Research Council to undertake this study. The committee will be charged to complete an approved Research Council report in accordance with your request within 6 months of conclusion of an agreement with the National Science Foundation for financial support of this work.
Thank you for this expression of confidence in the NRC’s ability to provide useful and timely advice on scientific matters of importance to the nation.