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Astrophsyics

Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG)

Science Analysis Groups (SAGs)

  • Multimessenger Astrophysics (MMA SAG) (Chairs: John Conklin, John Tomsick, and Suvi Gezari): Analyze the potential scientific benefits of multimessenger observations made possible by NASA observatories in the 2020 decade and beyond, working in conjunction with each other or with other ground and space-based instruments.

Science Interest Groups (SIGs)

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

  • Gravitational Waves (Chairs: John Conklin, Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, and Nicolas Yunes): Coordinate community activities and preparations for a future gravitational wave mission.

  • X-rays (Chairs: John Tomsick and Ryan Hickox): Coordinate community activities and preparations for a future X-ray astronomy mission.

  • Gamma Rays (Chairs: Sylvain Guiriec and John Tomsick): Coordinate community activities and preparations for a future gamma ray astronomy mission.

  • Cosmic Rays (Chairs: Jim Beatty, Abigail Vieregg, and Marcos Santander): Coordinate community activities and preparations for a future cosmic ray astronomy mission.

  • Cosmic Structure (Chairs: Kevin Huffenberger, James Rhoads, and Graça Rocha): 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.




PCOS News

Program News and Announcements

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
29 November 2018
The National Academies has released updated information about the 2020 Decadal Survey call for Community Science White Papers. They are now due 7 January–19 February 2019. See here for further instructions. Further, it is our pleasure to announce that the President of the National Academy of Sciences Marcia McNutt has appointed Dr. Fiona Harrison and Dr. Robert Kennicutt, Jr. to serve as co-chairs of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey committee.

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