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Astrophsyics

Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group

APS April Meeting 2020
Quarks to the Cosmos (Q2C)

18–21 April 2020

THIS YEAR'S APS APRIL MEETING WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY, DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

  • PCOS-Related Sessions at the April 2020 APS Virtual Meeting
  • Physics of the Cosmos Exhibits
  • Physics of the Cosmos & PCOS Program Analysis Group Town Hall

    Saturday 18 April 2020, 1:30 P.M.–3:17 P.M. (EDT)
    Chair: Ryan Hickox

    Watch Recording: https://aps-april.onlineeventpro.freeman.com/live-stream/15336203/C05-Invited-Session-Physics-of-the-Cosmos--PhysPAG-Town-Hall

    Agenda

    1:30 PM–1:42 PMPCOS Update [PDF]Paul Hertz
    1:42 PM–1:54 PMPhysPAG Update [PDF]Graça Rocha
    1:54 PM–2:30 PMHow will Astro2020 Affect PCOS Science and Missions? [PDF]Fiona Harrison
    2:30 PM–2:42 PMGW-EM Follow-Up Final Report [PDF]Daniel Kocevski
    2:42 PM–2:54 PMMMA SAG Final Report [PDF]John Conklin
    2:54 PM–3:17 PMIXPE Mission Overview and Exciting Science [PDF]Herman Marshall
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    Inflation Probe SIG Minisymposium

    Saturday, 18 April 2020, 6:30 P.M.–7:59 P.M. (EDT)
    Chair: Graça Rocha

    Watch Recording: https://aps-april.onlineeventpro.freeman.com/live-stream/15336170/D25-Invited-Session-Mini-Symposium-NASA-Inflation-Probe-Science-Interest-Group

    Agenda

    6:30 PM–6:45 PMIPSIG Update [PDF]Graça Rocha
    6:45 PM–7:00 PMPICO Update [PDF]Shaul Hanany
    7:00 PM–7:15 PMComplementarity of Space and Ground- Based CMB Experiments [PDF]Alan Kogut
    7:15 PM–7:30 PMInterplay of Foregrounds and Systematics: The Case for Low-Frequency Observations [PDF]Krzysztof Gorski
    7:45 PM–8:00 PMData Analysis - Do We Have All The Necessary Tools? [PDF]Reijo Keskitalo
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    Gravitational Wave SIG Minisymposium CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    Sunday 19 April 2020, 8:30 A.M.–10:18 A.M. (EDT)
    Chair: Kelly Holley-Bockelmann

    Agenda

  • CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
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    X-Ray SIG Minisymposium

    Sunday, 19 April 2020, 6:30 P.M.–7:49 P.M. (EDT)
    Chair: Ryan Hickox

    Watch Recording:https://aps-april.onlineeventpro.freeman.com/live-stream/15336123/M01-Invited-Session-Mini-Symposium-NASA-X-Ray-Science-Interest-Group

    Agenda

    6:30 PM–6:45 PMOverview of X-Ray Astrophysics Missions and Astro2020, and Discussion [PDF]Ryan Hickox
    6:45 PM–7:10 PMThe X-Ray Imaging Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) [PDF]Brian Williams
    7:10 PM–7:35 PMProgress on Silicon Metashell High-Resolution X-Ray Optics [PDF]Will Zhang
    7:35 PM–7:50 PMScience with The Lynx X-Ray Mission Concept [PDF]Ryan Hickox
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    Gamma-ray SIG Minisymposium CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    Monday 20 April 2020, 6:30 P.M.–8:00 P.M. (EDT)
    Chair: Sylvain Guiriec

    Agenda

  • CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
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    PCOS News

    Program News and Announcements

    29 July 2020
    SMD calls for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from currently funded researchers for augmentations and funded extensions to existing awards to help make up for increased costs directly attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. »  Details.
    29 July 2020
    Community Announcement: Intention to Amend ROSES-20 via a Future Appendix for Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM). »  Details.
    27 July 2020
    Snowmass 21 planning underway, with several topical groups on PCOS-related science. »  Details.
    23 July 2020
    New deadline set for JWST Cycle 1 General Observer proposals. Proposals will be due by 08:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday November 24, 2020. »  Details.
    14 July 2020
    The NASA LISA Study Team has released a report by their Science Support Task Force analyzing the impact that various levels of access, latency, and user support have on the ability of the US community to maximize the discovery potential of the ESA-led LISA mission. The report was submitted to NASA on 28 Feb 2020. [PDF] »  Details.
    8 July 2020
    NASA's Science Mission Directorate will hold a virtual community town hall with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and other members of the Science leadership team at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9. »  Details.
    7 July 2020
    Second workshop to solicit and collect community input to help create a plan and timeline, or "roadmap," for SOFIA's instrument development to be held 27–29 July 2020. »  Details.
    2 July 2020
    NASA releases final text for Astrophysics Pioneers opportunity. Notices of Intent due 13 August 2020; proposals due 1 October 2020. »  Details.
    1 July 2020
    NASA releases draft text of Citizen Science Seed Funding Program. Deadline 30 July 2020. »  Details.
    30 June 2020
    NASA defers XRISM Guest Scientist Program to 2021. »  Details.
    30 June 2020
    SOFIA Cycle 9 Calls for Proposals Released. Deadline 4 September 2020. »  Details.
    26 June 2020
    Based on extensive feedback from the community, including the recent COPAG survey and APAC discussion, the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program will be solicited in ROSES-2021. »  Details.

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