period to make comments. Chosen speakers were given 5 minutes to make their oral presentations, with about 3 minutes afterward for questions from members of the committee. An open-microphone session following the speaker session allowed any person who attended the town hall to make a 2-minute statement.

The town halls were well attended, with between 15 and 23 speakers per town hall and many open-microphone participants. During each of these town halls, committee members and staff took notes that were compiled and shared with the rest of the committee. The committee found the town halls to be very informative, with many engaging and useful presentations from the participants. Following are lists of speakers and of the organizing committee members for each of the town halls.


TOWN HALL NO. 1

FEBRUARY 1, 2007

THE ISLAND HOTEL, NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Town Hall Speakers

Robert Cahn, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Richard Ellis, California Institute of Technology

Daniel Holz, Los Alamos National Laboratory/University of Chicago

Albert Lazzarini, California Institute of Technology

Eric Linder, University of California, Berkeley

Greg Madejski, Stanford University

Matt Malkan, University of California, Los Angeles

Harald Pfeiffer and Mark Scheel, California Institute of Technology

Katja Pottschmidt, University of California, San Diego

Alexandre Refregier, CEA Saclay

Richard Rothschild, University of California, San Diego

Michael Seiffert, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Kip Thorne, California Institute of Technology

Brent Ware, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Alan Weinstein, California Institute of Technology

Organizing Committee Members

Joel Primack (Chair, Town Hall No. 1), Eric Adelberger, David Bearden, Charles Kennel, Andrew Lankford,

Joseph Rothenberg, Edward Wright


TOWN HALL NO. 2

FEBRUARY 12, 2007

THE ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS

Town Hall Speakers

Charles Baltay, Yale University

Nancy Brickhouse, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Claude Canizares, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bruno Coppi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Martin Elvis, Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory

Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kathryn Anne Flanagan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Peter Fritschel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement