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Astrophsyics

Inflation Probe SAG

Introduction

The goal of the Inflation Probe Science Analysis Group (IPSAG) is to provide quantitative metrics and assessments to NASA in regard to a future Inflation Probe mission. Specifically, the IPSAG will

  • Review and update mission science goals following current developments in the field (e.g., Planck, sub-orbital measurements),
  • Review and update information about and requirements on potential foreground contaminants and their removal,
  • Review and update requirements on and developments in control of systematic errors,
  • Assess necessary technology developments and prioritize areas for increased technical emphasis.

The IPSAG is open to all members of the community.

If you are interested in contributing to the work of the IPSAG, please subscribe using the link below.

For other inquiries, e-mail Shaul Hanany (Chair) hanany@physics.umn.edu.

Announcements

IPSAG One-Day Meeting, Aug. 15, 2012

The Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) is organizing a three-day meeting between Aug. 14 and 16. As part of this gathering there will be meetings of the various Science Analysis Groups (SAGs). The Inflation Probe SAG (IPSAG) is planning a one-day meeting on Aug. 15. Conclusions of this meeting will be relayed to the PhysPAG and to NASA officials on the morning of Aug. 16. All community members are invited for the entire PhysPAG meeting.

More information about the workshop is posted at http://pcos.gsfc.nasa.gov/physpag/physpag-meeting-2012.php. Because of room size limitations the maximum number of attendees is 50. Please register as soon as possible at https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/physpag2012_reg/.

Information and draft agenda [PDF].

Inflation Probe Technology Roadmap

The Inflation Probe Technology Roadmap Committee completed a roadmap that should guide NASA about the technologies necessary for a future Inflation Probe mission. This roadmap will inform NASA in its decisions about funding of various technology development programs over the next few years.

The roadmap has been submitted to the PCOS office in the end of October 2011. We thank the members of the IP Technology Roadmap Committee for their work on the road map:

  • Jamie Bock (Chair)
  • Todd Gaier
  • Shaul Hanany
  • Kent Irwin
  • Adrian Lee
  • Steve Meyer
  • Harvey Moseley

IPSAG Mailing List

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PCOS News

Program News and Announcements

31 May 2019
Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA SMD Associate Administrator, invites the science community to a live-streamed national colloquium on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (4:00–6:00 pm EDT) on "Writing Successful Mission Proposals: Observations from NASA." To attend in person at the University of Colorado campus, please RSVP here. The live stream will be available here. For further details, please see the colloquium invitation. »  Details
17 May 2019
Following up on a Nov 2018 mission PI diversity workshop, the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is planning a number of exciting opportunities open to community participation, including a new website for potential PIs, pre-review mission panels to ensure diversity and reduce conflicts of interest, research proposal writing workshops at conferences and for PIs developing their first proposal, career development positions, and a presentation by SMD Associate Administrator Thomas H. Zurbuchen on proposal statistical analysis. Please see the Associate Administrator's full update here.
16 May 2019
June 1 2019 is the deadline for filling and submitting the technology gap submission form. We encourage members of the community to identify such gaps between today's state-of-the-art and what will be needed for missions identified by the 2010 Decadal Survey, the 2018 Astrophysics Implementation Plan, and/or the 30-year Astrophysics Road Map. Please see the Astrophysics Division Technologists letter for more details, including how to submit a gap.
25 March 2019
NASA HQ Astrophysics Division has created a task force to assess NASA's role in strategic optimization of Gravitational Wave Electromagnetic Counterpart (GW-EM) astrophysics. See the Terms of Reference for more details.
1 February 2019
Dr Terri Brandt confirmed as PCOS Chief Scientist.

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