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Gravitational Wave Science Interest Group

The goal of the Gravitational Wave Science Analysis Group (GWSIG) is to provide quantitative metrics and assessments to NASA in preparation for a future gravitational wave mission. Specifically, the GWSIG will:

  • Track and analyze evolving science goals and requirements, especially as our understanding of three standard sources of gravitational waves (supermassive black hole binaries, extreme mass ratio inspirals, galactic binaries) continues to improve.
  • Support mission studies and concept development for future space-based gravitational wave observatories, including when cost savings are sought, or new classes of sources are under consideration (such as the stochastic gravitational wave background from the inflationary epoch).
  • Aid efforts to analyze technology development and prioritization plans as science goals are defined and mission concepts evolve within the PhysPAG portfolio.
  • Advocate for the brand new field of gravitational wave astronomy, build a vibrant community of gravitational wave astronomers, and promote the discovery space in this new field to the wider scientific community and to the public.

The GWSIG is open to all members of the community.

If you are interested in contributing to the work of the GWSIG, please subscribe using the link below. For other inquiries, e-mail co-chairs John Conklin at jwconklin@ufl.edu, Kelly Holley-Bockelmann at k.holley@vanderbilt.edu, and Nicolas Yunes at nyunes@illinois.edu.

GWSIG Mailing List

Subscribe to the GWSIG mailing list.

White Papers for Decadal Survey

A list of proposed Gravitational-Wave Science white papers can be found here: https://pcos.gsfc.nasa.gov/sigs/gwsig/whitepapers.php

Telecon Schedule

The GW community holds a regular weekly telecon on Tuesdays at 11:00 A.M. Eastern. Other telecons are scheduled as needed. For telecon connection information, please contact PCOS Chief Scientist Terri Brandt (T.J.Brandt AT nasa.gov).

Meetings



  • Previous Meetings
    • At 231st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, 8–12 January 2018, Washington, D.C. [All activities at Gaylord Hotel/Conference Center Full Agenda]
      • Monday, 8 January 2018
        • Gravitational Wave SIG Meeting [Agenda]
          8:30 A.M.–10:30 A.M., Room: Maryland Ballroom 4

        • PhysPAG Meeting [Agenda]
          3:30 P.M.–5:00 P.M., Room: Maryland Ballroom 4–6

    • GWSIG Meeting at APS April Meeting, April 14–17, 2018, Columbus, OH
    • GWSIG Meeting at January 2017 AAS meeting, Grapevine, TX
    • GWSIG Meeting at APS April meeting, April 16-19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT
    • GWSIG Meeting at 227th AAS meeting, Room: Sanibel, January 4-8, 2016, Kissimmee, FL [Agenda]


PCOS News

Program News and Announcements

22 November 2019
Assessments of cost and technical credibility of the Large Mission Concept Studies and for the Probe studies are public this month. »  Details
22 November 2019
NASA Headquarters seeks PhD scientists to serve as Program Scientists »  Details
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.

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