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Astrophsyics

Cosmic Ray Science Interest Group

The goals of the Cosmic Ray Science Interest Group (CRSIG) are to provide quantitative metrics and assessments to NASA in regard to current and future needs of the cosmic-ray astrophysics community and to act as a focal point and forum for the cosmic ray community.

CRSIG will work towards producing a white paper covering:

  • the major open science questions
  • a brief survey of the current and planned, US and International, space and ground-based projects—their energy coverage (from about 108 eV to 102 eV), sky coverage, and particle type coverage (electrons, positrons, nucleons, anti-nucleons, nuclei, anti-nuclei, neutrinos, and new particles)
  • a survey of the state-of-the-art capabilities, the next generation technology needs, and potential science return from new technologies and capabilities
  • a vision for the future of cosmic ray science in space

The CRSIG is open to all members of the community.

If you are interested in contributing to the work of the CRSIG, please subscribe using the link below. For other inquiries, email co-chairs Jim Beatty at beatty.85@osu.edu, Abigail Vieregg at avieregg@kicp.uchicago.edu, and Marcos Santander at jmsantander@ua.edu.

CRSIG Mailing List

Subscribe to the CRSIG mailing list.

CRSIG Meetings

  • Upcoming Meetings


  • Past Meetings
    • Cosmic Ray SIG Mini Workshop January 28, 2017, at University of Maryland, College Park, MD
      • Cosmic Ray Research Today and Tomorrow [Agenda]
    • Cosmic Ray SIG Meeting at APS Meeting, April 16-19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT
    • Cosmic Ray SIG Meeting at 227th AAS Meeting, Room: Naples, January 4-8, 2016, Kissimmee, FL [Agenda]

    • APS Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Monday, April 13, 2015
      • Cosmic Ray SIG meeting: 3:30–5:30 P.M. in Room: Ruth
        1. Cosmic Ray SIG update: Eun-Suk Seo [PDF]
        2. ISS-CREAM Status: Eun-Suk Seo [PDF]
        3. Balloon News: W. Vernon Jones [PDF]
        4. Antiparticles/antinuclei: John Mitchell
        5. Light Isotopes: Thomas Hams
        6. Ultra Heavy nuclei: Bob Binns [PDF]
        7. Electrons: Brian Rauch [PDF]
        8. EUSO Status: Angela Olinto [PDF]
        9. UHE neutrinos: Peter Gorham [PDF]
        10. ICRC plan: Tom Gaisser, Francis Halzen, David Kieda et al. [PDF]
    • Cosmic Ray SIG Meeting, at AAS on Sunday, January 5, 2014 [Agenda]


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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