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Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG)

PCOS Call for White Papers on Probe Missions

PhysPAG Response to the Probe-Class Mission Charge [PDF]

Probe Study White Papers Submitted

  1. Death of Massive Stars (DoMaS) Probe [PDF], Pete Roming, Eric Schlegel, Thomas Greathouse, Neil Gehrels, Chris Fryer, Derek Fox, Michael Davis, Amanda Bayless
  2. The Inflation Probe: A Probe-Class Astrophysics Mission [PDF], Inflation Probe Science Interest Group (IPSIG) - Ed Wollack,
  3. An X-ray Grating Spectroscopy Probe [PDF], M. W. Bautz, J. A. Bookbinder, W. N. Brandt, J. N. Bregman, L. Brenneman, C. Canizares, L. R. Corrales, A. Foster, H.M. Günther, D.P. Huenemoerder, R.L. McEntaffer, R. Petre, A.F. Ptak, R.K. Smith, W.W. Zhang
  4. The High-Energy X-ray Probe (HEX-P) [PDF], Fiona Harrison, D. Stern, D. Alexander, S. Boggs, W.N. Brandt, L. Brenneman, D. Chakrabarty, F. Christensen, M. Elvis, A. Fabian, N. Gehrels, B.Grefenstette, J. Grindlay, C. Hailey, A. Hornschemeier, A. Hornstrup, V. Kaspi, H. Krawczynski, G. Madejski, K. Madsen, G. Matt, J. Miller, H. Miyasaka, S. Molendi, D. Smith, J. Tomsick, C.M. Urry, & W. Zhang
  5. Probe-class mission concepts for studying mHz gravitational waves [PDF], Massimo Tinto, Daniel B. DeBra, Sasha Buchman, Robert L. Byer
  6. 99 Luftballons [PDF], Tim Eifler
  7. The Large Observatory For X-ray Timing Probe (LOFT-P): A NASA Probe-Class Mission Concept [PDF], Colleen A. Wilson-Hodge (NASA/MSFC), Paul S. Ray (NRL), Deepto Chakrabarty (MIT), Thomas J. Maccarone (TTU), Marco Feroci (INAF-IAPS) on behalf of the US-LOFT SWG and the LOFT consortium
  8. Advanced Particle-astrophysics Telescope (APT) [PDF], James H. Buckley, W. Robert Binns, Viatcheslav Bugaev, Manel Errando, Martin Israel, Fabian Kislat, Henric Krawczynski
  9. The Time-domain Spectroscopic Observatory (TSO) [PDF], Jonathan Grindlay, E. Berger, G. Djorgovski, N. Gehrels, P. Green, F. Harrison, D. Hartmann, S. Kahn, A. Kutyrev, B. Metzger, G. Melnick, H. Moseley, B. Peterson, G. Rieke, N. Tanvir, T. Tyson, & Z. Ivezic
  10. Transient Astrophysics Probe (TAP) [PDF], Jordan Camp and Neil Gehrels
  11. A Wide-Field X-ray Probe [PDF], A. Ptak for the N-WFI and WFXT teams
  12. All-sky Medium Energy Gamma-Ray Observatory (AMEGO): A Medium-Energy Gamma-ray Surveyor [PDF], Julie McEnery, Elizabeth Ferrara, Elizabeth Hays, John Mitchell, Alex Moiseev, Roopesh Ojha, Jeremy Perkins, Judith Racusin, Andrew Smith, David J. Thompson, Marco Ajello, Dieter Hartmann, James Buckley, Henric Krawczynski, Fabian Kislat, Regina Caputo, Robert Johnson, Valerie Connaughton, J. Eric Grove, Richard Woolf, Eric Wulf, Luca Baldini, Nicola Omodei, Michelle Hui, Colleen Wilson-Hodge
  13. A Probe-Class Gravitational-Wave Observatory [PDF], Sean McWilliams
  14. GreatOWL: A space-based mission to realize charged-particle and neutrino astronomy [PDF], John Mitchell, John Krizmanic, & Douglas Bergman


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