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Scientific Advisory Committee

A Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), composed of eminent scientists drawn from the international community, is an integral oversight body that assists the board and ensures objectivity and a high standard of scientific excellence.

Past members

Portrait of Ian Affleck

Ian Affleck

2001-2004

                    
Portrait of Abhay Ashtekar

Abhay Ashtekar

2008-2010

                    
Portrait of Baskaran Ganapathy

Baskaran Ganapathy

 2013-2016  

                    
Portrait of Neta Bahcall

Neta Bahcall

2015-2016

                     
Portrait of Michael Berry

Michael Berry

2009-2011

 
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Edmund Copeland

2015-2016

 
Portrait of Artur Ekert

Artur Ekert

2001-2008

 
Portrait of matthew fisher

Matthew Fisher

2009-2013

                     
Portrait of Katherine Freese

Katherine Freese

2017-2020

 
Portrait of Brian Greene

Brian Greene

2010-2013

 
Portrait of James Hartle

James Hartle

2001-2003

 
Portrait of  Nigel Hitchin

Nigel Hitchin

2015-2016

                     
Portrait of Gerard 'T Hooft

Gerard 'T Hooft

2008-2010

 
Portrait of Chris Isham

Chris Isham

Former Chair, 2001-2005

 
Portrait of Cecilia Jasrlkog

Cecilia Jasrlkog

Former Chair, 2001-2006

 
Portrait of Shamit Kashru

Shamit Kashru

2015-2019

                     
Portrait of Igor Klebanov

Igor Klebanov

2007-2010

 
Portrait of Anthony Leggett

Anthony Leggett

2004-2008

 
Portrait of Renate Loll

Renate Loll

Former Chair, 2010-2016

 
Portrait of Gerard Milburn

Gerard Milburn

Former Chair, 2007-2010

                     
Portrait of Roger Penrose

Roger Penrose

2001-2007

 
Portrait of Michael Peskin

Michael Peskin

Former Chair, 2008-2011

 
Portrait of Joseph Polchinski

Joseph Polchinski

2001-2004 (deceased)

 
Portrait of Sandu Popescu

Sandu Popescu

2015-2016

                     
Portrait of John Preskill

John Preskill

2009-2011

 
Portrait of Jorge Pullin

Jorge Pullin

2003-2007

 
Portrait of David Spergel

David Spergel

2009-2011

 
Portrait of Paul Steinhardt

Paul Steinhardt

2003-2007

                     
Portrait of Barbara Terhal

Barbara Terhal

2015-2019

 
Portrait of Scott Tremaine

Scott Tremaine

Former Chair, 2001-2006

 
Portrait of Neil Turok

Neil Turok

2008

 
Portrait of Erik Verlinde

Erik Verlinde

2010-2013

                     
Portrait of Birgitta Whaley

Birgitta Whaley

2010-2013

 
Portrait of Frank Wilczek

Frank Wilczek

2003-2007

 
Portrait of Mark Wise

Mark Wise

2013-2016