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Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

October 25th–29th, 2021

Join our session: Exploring the Universe with the NASA Astrophysics Community
Monday, October 25, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM *CST*

Chair: Prof. Ryan Hickox (Dartmouth College; Chair of NASA’s Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group)

Dr. Ronald Gamble (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) Exploring the Universe with the NASA Astrophysics Community
Prof. Jorge Moreno (Pomona College)
How does the Universe work? Formation of cosmic structure
Dr. Janice Lee (Gemini Observatory Chief Scientist,
How did we get here? Formation of stars in galaxies
Dr. Natasha Batalha (NASA Ames Research Center)
Are we alone? Characterization of extrasolar planets

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A Science Interest Group (SIG) consists of members interested in a specific sub-field of Physics of the Cosmos science (e.g., gravitational waves, gamma rays, etc.). These groups typically meet regularly to discuss and share scientific results, analysis techniques, and scientific gaps, as well as the role of NASA in advancing that sub-field. SIGs may also identify the data and technology needs that can help advance scientific discovery in the sub-field. Missions, data, and technologies from across the entire NASA portfolio are often utilized by SIGs.

  • Inflation Probe (IP SIG) (Chairs: Kevin Huffenberger and Graça Rocha): Coordinate community activities and preparations for a future cosmic microwave background polarization mission.

  • Gravitational Wave (GW SIG) (Chairs: Jillian Bellovary and Sean McWilliams): Coordinate community activities and preparations for a future gravitational wave mission.

  • X-ray (XR SIG) (Chairs: Ryan Hickox, Jillian Bellovary, and Grant Tremblay): Coordinate community activities and preparations for a future X-ray astronomy mission.

  • Gamma Ray (GR SIG or GammaSIG) (Chairs: Marcos Santander, Bindu Rani, and Justin Finke): Coordinate community activities and preparations for a future gamma ray astronomy mission.

  • Cosmic Ray (CR SIG) (Chairs: Marcos Santander and Andrew Romero-Wolf): Coordinate community activities and preparations for a future cosmic ray astronomy mission.

  • Cosmic Structure (CoS SIG) (Chairs: Kevin Huffenberger, Graça Rocha, and Vera Gluscevic): Coordinate community activities for future space activities concerning the nature of dark energy, dark matter, neutrinos, and tests of inflation, as well as astrophysical galaxy evolution.

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    Program News and Announcements

    6 May 2022
    ROSES-22: Opportunities for Community Comment on Draft D.14 Roman Space Telescope Research and Support Participation »  Details.
    6 May 2022
    Workshop on Unique Science from the Moon in the Artemis Era 7–9 June 2022 »  Details.
    6 May 2022
    ROSES-22: Final Text and Due Date for D.17 X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission Guest Scientist Program »  Details.
    2 May 2022
    NASA Astrophysics Town Hall, Tuesday, 3 May 2022 »  Details.
    26 April 2022
    National Academies Board on Physics and Astronomy — Spring 2022 Meeting »  Details.
    11 April 2022
    NASA Astrophysics Division Town Hall | May 3, 2022 »  Details.
    8 April 2022
    NASA Astrophysics Advisory Committee Members Sought »  Details.
    5 April 2022
    The NASA Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS) Program Office is organizing a Time Domain and Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (TDAMM) Initiative Workshop to be held in the Annapolis area on August 22nd–24th 2022 »  Details.
    22 March 2022
    Science Mission Directorate Seeks Volunteer Reviewers »  Details.
    19 January 2022
    NASA PCOS/COR Program Office Announces Upcoming International Workshop on Time Domain Astronomy/Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (TDAMM) »  Details.

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