1. Make recommendations on how the U.S. research enterprise might realize the full potential of condensed-matter and materials physics research.

  2. Examine the structure and level of the current research effort in condensed-matter and materials physics. Obtain objective information on current status and trends in the following areas: (1) the performing institutions: government, universities, and industry; (2) different levels of aggregation of researchers ranging from principal investigators through small groups and large teams at centers; (3) the role of the research community and performing institutions in initiating research; and (4) the relationship between research opportunities and the current structure of the research effort. Analyze this information, make comparisons internationally, and draw relevant conclusions.

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