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January 2015 PhysPAG AAS Meeting Agenda

Sunday, January 4, 2015

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • XRSIG Meeting, in Room 6C
      • NASA Participation in Athena
        • Science Study Team: See: Randall Smith, PhysPAG Meeting today
          3:00 PM, Room 6C
        • NASA's Request for Information on Athena focal plane instruments:
          see NSPIRES solicitation NN15ZDA003L
      • Strategic planning
      • Other topics?
    • GammaSIG Meeting, in Room 6B
      • 9:00 - 9:30 - MeV Science from the INTEGRAL Perspective (30 min)
        - Markus Böttcher [PDF]
      • 9:30 - 10:00 - MeV Science from the Fermi perspective (30 min)
        - Dave Thompson [PDF]
      • 10:00 - 1:30 - MeV Science Highlights from CGRO/COMPTEL (30 min)
        - Mark McConnell [PDF]
      • 10:30 - 10:45 - Break
      • 10:45 - 11:00 - Lorentz Invariance Violation Studies with MeV Blazars
        - Henric Krawczynski [PPTX] [PDF]
      • 11:00 - 11:15 - The Advanced Energetic Pair Telescope (AdEPT)
        - Stan Hunter [PDF]
      • 11:15 - 11:30 - PANGU: A High Resolution Gamma-Ray Space Telescope
        - Meng Su [PDF]
      • 11:30 - 12:00 - A Vision for the US Community
        - Open Discussion

  • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Break

  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: PAG Plenary
    (joint with CoPAG and ExoPAG to meet with Paul Hertz), in Room 6B
      • Presentation [PDF]
      • Astrophysics Division White Paper [PDF]
  • 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM: PhysPAG Meeting, in Room 6C [PPTX]
    • 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM, Transition time from PAG Plenary in Room
    • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Discussion of Charge to the PhysPAG with with Paul Hertz
    • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Athena Project Report - Randall Smith [PPT]
    • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM, PCOS Technology Gaps for 2015 - Thai Pham [PPTX]
    • 4:00 PM - IPSIG Update - Shaul Hanany (Presenting remotely) [PDF]
    • 4:20 PM - Dark Energy Update - Rachel Bean [PPTX]
    • 4:40 PM - GWSIG Update - Neil Cornish [PDF]
    • 5:00 PM - GammaSIG Update - Mark McConnell [PDF]
    • 5:20 PM - Final discussion and wrap-up
    • 6:00 PM - Adjourn

Monday, January 5 – Wednesday, January 7, 2015

  • 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Exhibit Hall – visit the PCOS table (within the NASA SMD booth)!

Monday, January 5, 2015

  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: HEAD I: Centennial of GR session: An Astrophysical Perspective, in Room 610
  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: HEAD II: Centennial of GR session: Looking forward, in Room 610

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Educational activities at the PCOS booth in the main Exhibit Hall including "Spandex Spacetime," "Michelson Interferometer," & "Binary Inspiral"
  • 1:45 PM – 2:00 PM: Hyperwall Engagement presentation by Ira Thorpe "Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves"

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: PAG session: Reports from NASA's Program Analysis Groups, in Room 606
  • 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: NASA Town Hall, in Room 6E
  • 5:15 PM – 5:30 PM: Hyperwall Engagement presentation by Ira Thorpe "Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves"

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