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 firstname.lastname@example.org and John Tomsick at 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
7 November 2019
NASA HQ has announced that all GO & GI programs will be converting to dual-anonymous peer review over the next year. » Details
30 October 2019
The deadline to submit abstracts
to give a lightning talk
at the Jan AAS PCOS & PhysPAG session
on a revolutionary multimessenger / multimission astrophysics discovery
that involves at least one NASA mission is extended to Wed 27 Nov 2019
7 October 2019
The deadline for Call for Nominations to Augment the NASA LISA Study Team has been extended to 11 Oct 2019
. » Details
30 September 2019
The application deadline for "The PI Launchpad: From Science Idea to NASA Mission
" is extended to 15 Oct 2019. NASA Headquarters Science Mission Directorate (the level up from NASA Astrophysics Division) is co-organizing the Nov 18–20 workshop in Tuscon, AZ, in the interests of broadening the pool of potential NASA PIs. » Details
19 September 2019
The PhysPAG EC nomination deadline, including self-nominations, is extended to Monday 30 Sept 2019. We welcome self nominations and particularly encourage people of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Useful skills include good communication, a desire and ability to facilitate community organization and collaborative conclusions, and a broad perspective. See the announcement letter
with instructions for nominating
13 September 2019
Submit your abstract
today to give a 5min lightning talk on a revolutionary multimessenger / multimission astrophysics discovery that involves at least one NASA mission at the Jan AAS PCOS & PhysPAG session
! Abstracts due by 31 Oct 2019.