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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

    29 May 2020
    Proposals for NASA's Strategic Astrophysics Technology will not be solicited in 2020, instead waiting for Decadal recommendations. »  Details.
    28 May 2020
    NASA SMD releases new five-year Science Plan, "Science 2020-2024: A Vision for Scientific Excellence." »  Details.
    26 May 2020
    NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee (COPAG EC) is soliciting input on the impacts of COVID-19 on Cosmic Origins research via ADAP. The survey closes on Monday, June 5, 2020 »  Details.
    20 May 2020
    NASA names WFIRST in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, a tireless advocate for new tools that would allow scientists to study the broader universe from space. »  Details.
    18 May 2020
    NASA releases DRAFT text for a new "Astrophysics Pioneers" opportunity. Comments due June 15, 2020. »  Details.
    18 May 2020
    Join NASA Science Live at 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, 20 May 2020, for an exciting announcement on WFIRST! Details and participation links here and here.
    7 May 2020
    Provide your input on balloon platform capabilities that could enable your science in the next 10 years by completing this survey for NASA's Scientific Balloon Program.
    29 Apr 2020
    NASA SMD calls for nominations, including self-nominations, to serve on the WFIRST Science Interest Group (WSIG). »  Details
    27 Apr 2020
    NASA SMD anticipates one or more short-window openings this summer for civil servant Program Scientists at NASA HQ. »  Details
    16 Apr 2020
    HaloSat Year 1 Data now eligible for funding under ADAP. »  Details
    13 Apr 2020
    Attend the virtual APS April 2020 meeting! The meeting is open to all and includes three PCOS sessions. Register (no fee) to attend sessions.
    7 Apr 2020
    NASA announces new ROSES element for LISA Preparatory Science, with mandatory NOI due 15 Sep 2020 and proposal due 15 Dec 2020, and new element for workshops & conferences in ROSES-20, with rolling submission through 29 Mar 2021.
    6 Apr 2020
    NASA announces new due dates for ADAP (Jun 30) and TCAN (Jun 23) 2020 proposals, cancels ADAP 2021 solicitation. Reminders on dual-anonymous ADAP guidelines.

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