Gamma Ray Science Interest Group
The goal of the Gamma Ray Science Interest Group (GRSIG) is to provide quantitative metrics and assessments to NASA in regard to current and future needs of hard X-ray and gamma-ray astrophysics community. Specifically, the activities of the GRSIG include:
- Act as a focal point and forum for the hard X-ray and gamma ray communities.
- Organize bi-weekly telecons to discuss recent science results, and current and future missions.
- Maintain a list of technology needs for future hard X-ray and gamma-ray missions.
- Produce suggestions to help support the specific needs of this unique community: organizational, scientific, funding.
The GRSIG is open to all members of the community. If you are interested in contributing to the work of the GRSIG, please subscribe using the link below. You can contact the GRSIG members
Sylvain Guiriec at email@example.com and Bindu Rani at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
GRSIG Mailing List
Subscribe to the GRSIG mailing list.
White Papers for Decadal Survey
A list of submitted Gamma-ray Science white papers can be found here: https://pcos.gsfc.nasa.gov/sigs/grsig/whitepapers.php
Decadal Science White Paper Meetings
Sign up to give a presentation(s) or suggest a topic/speaker(s) that you would like to hear for future telecons?
- Thursday, 25 Jan 2018, 2:00 P.M.–3:00 P.M. Eastern
- Two 15-min talks:
- Dr. Bruce Grossan (Berkley) will talk about The Future of Gamma-Ray Burst Science [PDF].
- Dr. Jeremy Perkins (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) will present Burstcube [PDF].
- Open discussion
- Thursday, 14 Dec 2017, 2:00 P.M.–3:00 P.M. Eastern
- The role of the NASA Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) and the Gamma-ray Science Interest Group (GammaSIG).
- Steering Committee members needed for the new Multi-Messenger Astrophysics Science Analysis Group (MMA-SAG)
- Two 15-min talks on HAWC/Fermi science:
- Dr. Petra Huentemeyer (Michigan Technological University) will talk about HAWC results and the importance of lower energy gamma-rays to support HAWC science.
- Dr. Giacomo Vianello (Stanford University) will present the current joint analysis efforts and the synergies between HAWC and Fermi [PDF].
- Open discussion
- Thursday, 16 Nov 2017, 1:00 P.M.–2:00 P.M. Eastern
Two talks on Gravitational Wave/Gamma Ray Burst observations and discussion (20 minutes each and remainder discussion):
- Black and Gold: The Astrophysics of the Compact Binary Merger GW170817/GRB170817A. Dr. Leo Singer (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) [PDF]
- The Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor Aspects of GW/GRB Detections, and the vision for the future to support this research field. Dr. Colleen Wilson-Hodge (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and PI of the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor) [PDF]
- Upcoming Meetings
- Past Meetings
- HEAD Fifteenth Divisional Meeting, Naples, Florida, April 3–7, 2016, Special Session on X-ray and Gamma-ray Polarimetry
(https://head.aas.org/head16/special_sessions#polarimetry) and GammaSIG session.
- At 227th AAS Meeting, January 4–8, 2016, Kissimmee, FL [Agenda]
- Sixth International Fermi Symposium, November 9–13, 2015,
Arlington, VA [Agenda]
- GammaSIG session at the special HEAD High Energy Decadal Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 29, 2015 which focused on the development of the science case for the gamma-ray roadmap.
- GammaSIG meeting at APS Meeting, Baltimore, MD, April 13, 2015
Session U14 Mini-symposium on Future MeV Gamma-Ray Science and Missions
Workshop on Future Space-based Gamma-ray Observatories
Goddard Space Flight Center, February 5-6, 2015.
GammaSIG Meeting, at AAS on Sunday, January 4, 2015 [Agenda]
- Scientific Optimization for Proposed MeV Gamma-Ray Instruments, Lessons Learned From the Fermi-LAT: Eric Charles [PDF]
- Advanced Energetic Pair Telescope for Medium-Energy Gamma-Ray Polarimetry: Stanley Hunter [PDF]
- The Future of High Energy Polarimetry: Mark McConnell [PDF]
- Science from the MeV Gamma Ray Sky: Reshmi Mukherjee [PDF]
Program News and Announcements
26 June 2020
Based on extensive feedback from the community, including the recent COPAG survey
and APAC discussion
, the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program will be solicited in ROSES-2021. » Details
16 June 2020
Senior Review of NASA Astrophysics Archives Report is now available here [PDF]
15 June 2020
Astrophysics Program Scientist civil servant positions at NASA Headquarters: open in USAJOBS June 29–July 6. » Details
15 June 2020
NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee (COPAG EC) is soliciting input on the impacts of COVID-19 on Cosmic Origins research via ADAP. The survey deadline has been extended until Friday, June 19, 2020
4 June 2020
Astrophysics Advisory Committee Virtual Meeting to be held June 23–24, 2020 » Details
3 June 2020
2020 Spring Meeting of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board/Space Studies Board, June 8–11, 2020 Details
3 June 2020
ROSES-20 Amendment 28: Final Text and Due Dates for Astrophysics Explorers U.S. Participating Investigators. Details
29 May 2020
Proposals for NASA's Strategic Astrophysics Technology will not be solicited in 2020, instead waiting for Decadal recommendations. » Details
28 May 2020
NASA SMD releases new five-year Science Plan, "Science 2020-2024: A Vision for Scientific Excellence." » Details
26 May 2020
NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee (COPAG EC) is soliciting input on the impacts of COVID-19 on Cosmic Origins research via ADAP. The survey closes on Monday, June 5, 2020
20 May 2020
NASA names WFIRST
in honor of Nancy Grace Roman
, a tireless advocate for new tools that would allow scientists to study the broader universe from space. » Details
18 May 2020
NASA releases DRAFT text for a new "Astrophysics Pioneers" opportunity. Comments due June 15, 2020
. » Details
18 May 2020
Join NASA Science Live at 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, 20 May 2020, for an exciting announcement on WFIRST! Details and participation links here
7 May 2020
Provide your input on balloon platform capabilities that could enable your science in the next 10 years by completing this survey
for NASA's Scientific Balloon Program.
29 Apr 2020
NASA SMD calls for nominations, including self-nominations, to serve on the WFIRST
Science Interest Group (WSIG). » Details
27 Apr 2020
NASA SMD anticipates one or more short-window openings this summer for civil servant Program Scientists at NASA HQ. » Details
16 Apr 2020
HaloSat Year 1 Data now eligible for funding under ADAP. » Details