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Proposal Review Panel for Physics; Notice of Meeting

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

Name:LIGO Operations Proposal and Annual Review in Physics (1208).

Date and Time:Tuesday, December 4, 2012; 8:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m.; Wednesday, December 5, 2012 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Thursday, December 6, 2012 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Place:California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA.

Type of Meeting:Partially closed.

Contact Person:Dr. Thomas Carruthers, Program Director for LIGO Facility, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-7373.

Purpose of Meeting:To provide advice and recommendations concerning the LIGO Operations Proposal and Annual Review.

Agenda:To review and evaluate the LIGO Operations proposal review, as part of the selection process.

Tuesday, December 4, 20128:30a-12:30pIntroductions, Status, OverviewOpenAdvanced LIGO and Beyond1:15p-4:45pAstrophysics and Data AnalysisOpenObservatory OperationsRole of LIGO EngineeringComputing4:45p-6:15pPanel Executive SessionClosed6:15pPanel presents questions for Day 2 sessionsOpenWednesday, December 5, 20128:30a-9:00aPanel Executive SessionClosed9:00a-10:45aManagement and OversightOpenScientific CollaborationRole in the Global Scene: Emphasis on LIGO-India10:45a-5:00pExecutive Sessions--Program ReviewsClosedThursday, December 6, 20128:30a-3:00pPanel Executive Session, Panel Executive Summary, LIGO ResponseClosed

Reason for Closing:The proposal being reviewed includes information of a proprietary or confidential nature including technical information; financial data, such as salaries; and personal information concerning individuals associated with the proposals. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552b (c) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act.

Dated: November 14, 2012. Susanne Bolton, Committee Management Officer.