Multimessenger Astrophysics Science Analysis Group
The power of multimessenger astrophysics was demonstrated in 2017 through the observation of a binary neutron star merger, the first astrophysical event observed in both the gravitational wave and electromagnetic spectra. Multimessenger astrophysics will remain an important tool for astronomers in the future as we combine electromagnetic radiation, gravitational wave radiation, and particle astrophysics observations of cosmic events. NASA's space observatories in the 2020 decade and beyond will have an important role to play, including those that will continue to operate in the 2020s, such as Hubble, Chandra, Swift, Fermi, those currently planned, including JWST, WFIRST, Athena, LISA, Explorers, and those that will be considered by the 2020 astrophysics decadal committee.
The Multimessenger Astrophysics Science Analysis Group will 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.
The MMA SAG is open to all members of the community. The SAG's charter can be read here: [PDF]
MMA SAG Final Report [PDF]
Subscribe to the MMA SAG mailing list.
Teams are organizing in the Slack space. To find the relevant team(s), click on "Channels" to browse the channel and join a team's channel.
For other inquiries, e-mail Chair John Conklin at email@example.com, and Co-chairs John Tomsick at firstname.lastname@example.org and Suvi Gezari at email@example.com.
White Papers for Decadal Survey
The Multimessenger Astrophysics Science Analysis Group (MMA SAG) offered community members the opportunity to advertise any Decadal Survey White Papers they're considering writing, including if they would like broader participation.
White papers that have been submitted as a result of this effort can now be found at https://pcos.gsfc.nasa.gov/sags/mmasag/whitepapers.php
Please direct questions, concerns, or comments to John Conklin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Terri Brandt (T.J.Brandt@nasa.gov).
MMA SAG Team Organization
- AGN, SMBH binaries, EMRIs
Sarah Burke-Spolaor, co-lead
Bindu Rani, co-lead
- NS+NS, NS+BH, WD-WD binaries, GRBs
Eric Burns, co-lead
Colleen Wilson-Hodge, co-lead
- Stellar mass BH-BH binaries
Peter Shawhan, co-lead
Saavik Ford, co-lead
- FRBs, SNe Ia, SN remnants
Geoff Clayton, lead
- Date: Friday, 8 June 2018
- Time: 12:00 Noon Eastern / 11:00 AM Central / 10:00 AM Mountain / 9:00 AM Pacific
- Introduction and SAG goals
- Brief intro of Co-chairs
- Proposed organizational structure
- Teams organized by MMA source with representation from each of the relevant messengers
- One lead per team (volunteers needed!)
- Proposed interaction plan
- Monthly(?) full MMA SAG telecons
- Weekly(?) source team telecons
- Open Discussion
- Notes from the telecon are available here. Request access with a Google account to view them.
Program News and Announcements
9 November 2020
SMD Community Town Hall on Tues 17 November to discuss updates to the Agency-wide science program. » Details
6 November 2020
NASA Fundamental Physics Program Virtual Town Hall on 3 December 2020
, to discuss research priorities in advance of the Biological and Physical Sciences Division Decadal Survey. » Details
5 November 2020
Call for proposals for Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM). Step-1 Proposals are due 11 December 2020
. » Details
28 October 2020
Call for proposals on Open-Source Tools, Libraries, and Frameworks. » Details
28 October 2020
Revised Text and Due Date for NuSTAR General Observer Program Cycle 7. » Details
22 Oct 2020
Principal Investigator Launchpad workshop in Summer 2021, targeted toward researchers developing their first flight mission concepts. » Details
21 October 2020
Revised submission date
: Applications Sought for PhysPAG Executive Committee. Submissions now due November 6
. » Details
14 October 2020
Astrophysics Explorers Announcement of Opportunity Community Announcement » Details
17 September 2020
NASA announces major revisions in Astrophysics Research and Analysis opportunity. Due dates remain unchanged. » 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