The Statement of Task issued to the committee is reproduced in Appendix A. The content of the report is related to the tasks specifically. The first three tasks involve taking stock of recent developments in AMO science and identifying scientific opportunities for the coming decade. This is the bulk of the content of Chapters 2 through 7 of this report.
The remaining three tasks were aimed at evaluating funding and U.S. leadership, education and workforce training, and broader societal impacts of AMO research. These are the subject of the final chapter of this report.