Physics of the Cosmos
Exploring fundamental questions regarding the physical forces of the universe

Physics of the Cosmos


Decadal Survey


  • The Astro2020 Pre-publication report, Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s [PDF, 27.3 MB]


  • The Astro2010 Pre-publication report, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics [PDF, 81.2 MB]
  • The Astro2010 Report in Brief [PDF, 1.52 MB]
  • The Astro2010 Panel reports volume, Panel Reports—New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics [PDF, 18.6 MB]

Program Annual Technology Report (PATR)

  • Program Annual Technology Report 2017 [PDF]
  • Program Annual Technology Report 2016 [PDF]
  • Program Annual Technology Report 2015 [PDF]
  • Program Annual Technology Report 2014 [PDF]
  • Program Annual Technology Report 2013 [PDF]
  • Program Annual Technology Report 2012 [PDF]
  • Program Annual Technology Report 2011 [PDF]

Technology Development Roadmaps


  • X-ray Astronomy Technology Roadmap [PDF]
  • Gravitational Wave Technology Roadmap [PDF]

Brochures and Fact Sheets

January 2017 AAS Brochures

  • PCOS Bookmark [PDF]
  • GW Bookmarks [PDF]
  • LISA Pathfinder Fact Sheet [PDF]

April 2016 APS Brochures

  • PCOS Three-fold April 2016 [PDF]
  • LISA Pathfinder Fact Sheet [PDF]
  • APS Events List [PDF]
  • Euclid Fact Sheet (reprint) [PDF]
  • A Century of General Relativity (updated) [PDF]

January 2016 AAS Brochures

  • PCOS Three-fold January 2016 [PDF]

August 2015 IAU Meeting Brochures

  • PCOS Three-fold July 2015 [PDF]

April 2015 APS Meeting Brochures

  • PCOS Three-fold April 2015 [PDF]
  • LISA Pathfinder Fact Sheet [PDF]
  • Euclid Fact Sheet [PDF]

January 2015 Seattle AAS Brochures

  • PCOS Three-fold January 2015 [PDF]
  • A Century of General Relativity [PDF]
  • Gravitational Waves from Space [PDF]
  • Inflation Probe/CMB Brochure (reprinted from 2013) [PDF]
  • LISA Pathfinder Fact Sheet [PDF]
  • Euclid Fact Sheet [PDF]
  • CMB Lenticular Card
    • Card back side [PDF]
    • Card front side animation [GIF] [MOV]

August 2014

  • PCOS Three-fold [PDF]

January 2013

  • PCOS Three-fold [PDF]
  • Gravitational Wave Detectors [PDF]
  • Inflation Probe [PDF]
  • X-ray Spectroscopic Imaging [PDF]


  • NASA's Beyond Einstein Program: An Architecture for Implementation
    Report of the National Research Council, 2007 [PDF]
  • The Physics of the Universe: A Strategic Plan for Federal Research at the Intersection of Physics and Astronomy
    Report of the Interagency Working Group on the Physics of the Universe, National Science and Technology Council, February 2004 [PDF]
  • From Quarks to Cosmos: Eleven Science Questions for the New Century
    Report of the National Research Council, 2003
  • Beyond Einstein: from the Big Bang to Black Holes
    Prepared by the Structure and Evolution of the Universe Roadmap Team, January 2003 [PDF]
18 April 2024
Fermi Symposium Abstract Submission Open – Abstracts Due 1 May 2024
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Astrophysics Technology Gaps Public Webinar on 14 May 2024
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NASA Astrophysics Technology Update Released
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First Announcement: Hybrid Joint NICER/IXPE Workshop, 20 July – 1 August 2024
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ROSES-24: Euclid General Investigator Final Text and Due Dates
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