Barry Barish Nominated to National Science Board


On Thursday, October 17, 2002, the White House Press Office announced President George W. Bush's intention to nominate LIGO Director and CIT Linde Professor of Physics Barry C. Barish as one of several new members to serve on the National Science Board. The National Science Board is the governing body of the National Science Foundation and its members are chosen, according to the organization's website, "on the basis of their eminence in basic, medical, or social sciences, engineering, agriculture, education, research management or public affairs." The Board also functions as national science policy advisor to the President and the Congress.

A graduate of U.C. Berkeley in 1963, Dr. Barish has been a member of Caltech since that time. In addition to being the LIGO Director and Principal Investigator, he is a member of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. The entire LIGO team is proud of the nomination of Dr. Barish and offers congratulations on this exceptional honor.

To read the official White House announcement on the nomination of Dr. Barish and others to the National Science Board, click here.

To learn more about Barry Barish, visit his Caltech home page.

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