Rob Ferl to co-chair National Academies space research group

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have appointed UF Distinguished Professor Rob Ferl, Ph.D., to co-chair a group tasked with mapping space-related biological and physical research for the next 10 years. Ferl and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Krystyn J. Van Vliet, Ph.D., will chair the Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences Research in Space 2023-2032.

Ferl, who has been involved with the survey for a dozen years and chaired a mid-term assessment of the previous decadal survey, says participating in the survey gives scientists the opportunity to influence policy in meaningful ways.

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