X-ray SAG

The goal of the X-ray Science Analysis Group (XRSAG) is to provide quantitative metrics and assessments to NASA in regard to future X-ray observatories. Specifically, the XRSAG will

  • Track and analyze evolving science goals and requirements in X-ray astronomy, especially as current "hot" topics evolve.
  • Provide an active communication forum for X-ray astrophysics (e.g., via town hall meetings at venues such as AAS and APS meetings).
  • Support mission studies and concept development for future X-ray observatories.
  • Analyze technology development and prioritization plans with respect to redefined science goals and the evolution of mission concepts (i.e., the XRSAG will aid the PhysPAG in analyzing technology needs).

The XRSAG is open to all members of the community.

If you are interested in contributing to the work of the XRSAG, please subscribe using the link below. For other inquiries, e-mail Jay Bookbinder, chair of the XRSAG, at jbookbinder@cfa.harvard.edu

Jay Bookbinder, Chairjbookbinder@cfa.harvard.edu

Meetings

XRSAG Mailing List

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Program News

3 Jan 2015
PhysPAG Activities at the 225th AAS Meeting, 4-7 Jan 2015 »  [Agenda]
13 Nov 2014
NASA issues second Dear Colleague Letter for community participation in the Athena Science Study Team Working Groups »  [PDF]
1 Oct 2014
2014 Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) now available »  [PDF]

Project News

Chandra News
23 Jun 2015
NASA's Chandra Captures X-Ray Echoes Pinpointing Distant Neutron Star » Details
Fermi News
9 Jan 2015
Third Catalog of Fermi-LAT Sources Released » Details
Planck News
31 Mar 2015
Herschel and Planck find missing clue to galaxy cluster formation
» Details
XMM-Newton News
19 Feb 2015
Widespread wind from black hole can shape star formation » Details

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