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Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group

231st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society

  • PCOS-related Activities at the AAS (All activities at Gaylord Hotel/Conference Center)
  • Gravitational Wave SIG Meeting

    Monday, 8 January 2018, 8:30 A.M.–10:30 A.M.
    Room: Maryland Ballroom 4


     8:30 A.M.— 8:45 A.M.LUVOIR and LISA [PDF][PPTX]
    John O'Meara
    8:45 A.M.—  9:05 A.M.NASA LISA Study Team Activities
    Kelly H-B.
    9:05 A.M.—  9:25 A.M.LISA Consortium Update
    Martin H.
    9:25 A.M.—  9:45 A.M.NASA LISA Study Office Update [PDF][PPTX]
    Ira Thorpe
    9:45 A.M.—10:05 A.M.Lynx and LISA [PDF]
    Rob Petre
    10:05 A.M.—10:25 A.M. Galactic Binaries and LISA [Keynote]
    Katie Breivik

    X-Ray SIG Meeting

    Monday, 8 January 2018, 10:45 A.M.–12:30 P.M.
    Room: Maryland Ballroom 4


    10:45 A.M.—10:55 A.M.Opening Remarks
    R. Kraft
    10:55 A.M.—11:15 A.M.Lynx Status Report [PDF]
    J. Gaskin
    11:15 A.M.—11:35 A.M.Athena Update [PDF]
    R. Smith
    11:35 A.M.—11:55 A.M.XARM Progress [PDF]
    R. Petre
    11:55 A.M.—12:15 P.M.IXPE Development and Science Summary
    H. Marshall
    12:15 P.M.—12:30 P.M.Possible speaker on GW/X-ray multi-messenger synergies

    Gamma Ray SIG Meeting

    Monday, 8 January 2018, 11:00 A.M.–12:30 P.M.
    Room: Maryland Ballroom 3


    11:00 A.M.—11:15 A.M.Presentation of PhysPAG and GRSIG [PDF][PPTX]
    Sylvain Guiriec
    11:15 A.M.—11:40 A.M.The e-ASTROGAM Mission (Exploring the Extreme Universe with Gamma Rays in the MeV-GeV Range) [PDF]
    Dave Thompson
    11:40 A.M.—12:05 P.M.AMEGO Update [PDF][PPTX]
    Julie McEnery
    12:05 P.M.—12:30 P.M.Open Discussion

    Joint (Phys- & CO-) PAG Meeting

    Monday, 8 January 2018, 1:30 P.M.–3:00 P.M.
    Room: Maryland Ballroom A

    1:30 P.M.–3:00 P.M.Meeting and Discussion with Paul Hertz [PDF],
    NASA's Astrophysics Division Director

    PhysPAG Meeting

    Monday, 8 January 2018, 3:30 P.M.–5:30 P.M.
    Room: Maryland Ballroom 4–6


    3:30 P.M.–3:45 P.M.PCOS Programmatic Update [PDF]
    Rita Sambruna
    3:45 P.M.–4:00 P.M.PhysPAG Activities [PDF][PPTX]
    Mark Bautz
    4:00 P.M.–4:10 P.M.Non-Strategic Technology Gaps [PDF][PPTX]
    Terri Brandt
    4:10 P.M.–5:00 P.M.SIG Updates (7 min each)
  • IP SIG: Jamie Bock for Ed Wollack [PDF]
  • XR SIG: Ralph Kraft [PDF]
  • GR SIG: Terri Brandt for Sylvain Guiriec, John Tomsick, and Henric Krawczynski [PDF]
  • CR SIG: Terri Brandt for Igor Moskalenko and Jim Beatty [PDF]
  • GW SIG: Kelly Holley-Bockelmann [PDF]
  • 5:00 P.M.–5:30 P.M.Multimessenger Astrophysics SAG:
    Intro and discussion
    John Conklin

    PCOS News

    Program News and Announcements

    16 May 2019
    June 1 2019 is the deadline for filling and submitting the technology gap submission form. We encourage members of the community to identify such gaps between today's state-of-the-art and what will be needed for missions identified by the 2010 Decadal Survey, the 2018 Astrophysics Implementation Plan, and/or the 30-year Astrophysics Road Map. Please see the Astrophysics Division Technologists letter for more details, including how to submit a gap.
    25 March 2019
    NASA HQ Astrophysics Division has created a task force to assess NASA's role in strategic optimization of Gravitational Wave Electromagnetic Counterpart (GW-EM) astrophysics. See the Terms of Reference for more details.
    1 February 2019
    Dr Terri Brandt confirmed as PCOS Chief Scientist.
    20 December 2018
    LISA Preparatory Science 2018 (LPS) proposals have been selected! »  Full details
    17 December 2018
    NASA HQ has publicly posted an updated Astrophysics Implementation Plan (AIP), detailing progress made by NASA's Astrophysics Division in implementing the 2010 Decadal recommendations since the previous update in 2016. Please see »  full details

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