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Advisory group meetings

Fall 2023 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Advisory Committee Meeting

About this event

Advisory Committee for Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Notice of Meeting

In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting:

NAME AND COMMITTEE CODE: Advisory Committee for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (#66)

DATE AND TIME: November 8, 2023; 10:00 AM to 5:15 PM
                              November 9, 2023: 8:55 AM to 2:40 PM

PLACE: NSF, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Hybrid participation for AC Members, Presenters, Visitors, and Guests. 

To attend the meeting in person, all visitors must contact the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to arrange for a visitor’s badge. All visitors must access NSF via the Visitor Center entry adjacent to the south building entrance on Eisenhower Avenue on the day of the meeting to receive a visitor’s badge. It is suggested that visitors allow time to pass through security screening.

To attend the virtual meeting, please send your request for the virtual meeting link at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Please send all requests for virtual or in-person meeting access to Catalina Achim at cachim@nsf.gov.


CONTACT PERSON: Catalina Achim, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room E9335, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, cachim@nsf.gov.

MEETING INFORMATION: http://www.nsf.gov/mps/advisory.jsp

PURPOSE OF MEETING: To provide advice, recommendations, and counsel on major goals and policies pertaining to MPS programs and activities.


Room 2030: All Eastern Time

Day 1, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. 10:00 AM – 5:15 PM
10:00 AM – 10:05 AM Call to Order and Official Opening of the Meeting
  Approval of Minutes from March 2022 Meeting
10:05 AM – 10:35 AM MPS Update from the Acting Assistant Director  
10:35 AM – 10:55 AM Science Highlight: NANOGrav detects gravitational waves
10:55 AM – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM      Division of Astronomy Committee of Visitors: Report 
  presentation and approval 
12:15 PM – 1:40 PM  Break
1:40 PM – 2:25 PM  MPS AC Subcommittee on Facilities and Major Research 
  Infrastructure; report presentation and approval 
2:25 PM – 2:45 PM  Next-Generation Gravitational Wave Observatory 
  Subcommittee Report Update
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM           Directorate of Technology, Innovation and Partnerships Update
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM Waterman Award Debrief    
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM  Preparation for discussion with the NSF Director, the NSF Chief 
  Operating Officer, and the NSF Director’s Chief of Staff.
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM Closing Remarks and Adjourn for the Day 


Room 2030: All Eastern Time.

Day 2, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, 8:55 AM – 2:40 PM
8:55 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome and Overview of Agenda.
9:00 AM 9:45 AM        Update on NSF programs and new initiatives related to diversity, 
  equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA)
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM    Break
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM     Division of Materials Research (DMR) Committee of Visitors:
  Report presentation and approval  
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  MPSAC Engagement Request
12:00 AM – 1:30 PM      Break 
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Preparation for discussion with the NSF Director, the NSF Chief
  Operating Officer, and the Director’s Chief of Staff
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Meeting with the NSF Director, NSF Chief Operating Officer, and
  the NSF Chief of Staff
2:30 PM – 2:40 PM Closing Remarks
2:40 PM Adjournment


Crystal Robinson
Committee Management Officer