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International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) commission on particles and fields and is incoming chair of the U.S. Liaison Committee to IUPAP. He served as science coordinator of the DOE/NSF Scientific Assessment Group for Experiments in Non-Accelerator Physics (SAGENAP) review panel.
DANIEL S.AKERIB, associate professor of physics, Case Western Reserve University, received his doctorate from Princeton University in 1991. After fellowships at Caltech and the Center for Particle Astrophysics, he joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University in 1995. His current research interests are in experimental particle astrophysics, dark-matter searches, low-temperature detectors, and accelerator-based particle physics. He is a member of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search Collaboration (CDMS), located in the Soudan Mine in northern Minnesota. His group at Case Western is conducting experiments using a new generation of cryogenic detectors that have extremely good sensitivity to dark matter compared with conventional detectors, and it is also developing next-generation dark-matter particle detectors. He is deputy project manager for the CDMS II experiment and U.S. principle investigator on an ultralow-threshold detector grant from the Civilian Research and Development Fund for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union. He was an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program awardee in 1997.
STEVEN R.ELLIOTT, scientific staff member, Los Alamos National Laboratory, received his doctorate from the University of California at Irvine in 1987 and then did postdoctoral work at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory before joining the University of Washington as a research assistant professor in 1995. He returned to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in July 2002. His research expertise is in atomic, nuclear, and particle physics, and he is one of the world’s experts in double beta decay physics. He is a member of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory collaboration, the Russian-American gallium solar neutrino experiment, and the Majorana project to detect neutrinoless double beta decay. Dr. Elliott has been a member of several professional conference committees, a DOE review committee for the international Kamioka Liquid Scintillator Antineutrino Detector (KamLAND) neutrino experiment in Japan, and the program committee of the American Physical Society’s (APS) Division of Nuclear Physics.
PATRICK D.GALLAGHER, physicist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). received his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Pittsburgh in 1991. Dr. Gallagher is currently leader of the Research Facilities Operations Group and Beam Experiment coordinator at the NIST Center for Neutron Research. Dr. Gallagher’s group at NIST designed, installed, and operates the liquid hydrogen cold neutron source, the neutron guide network, and the instruments in the Cold Neutron Research Facility and reactor and coordinates experimental facilities. Dr.