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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 Jillian Bellovary at jbellovary@amnh.org and Sean McWilliams at sean.mcwilliams@mail.wvu.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).

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    PCOS News

    Program News and Announcements

    4 June 2021
    ROSES-2021 Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) DRAFT Text Released »  Details.
    4 June 2021
    National Science Foundation Postdoctoral and Early-Career Programs for Underrepresented Groups in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences »  Details.
    4 June 2021
    Gamma Ray Science Interest Group session at AAS Summer Meeting »  Details.
    14 May 2021
    NASA-funded Scientific Payload for CSA Lunar Rover Community Announcement »  Details.
    6 May 2021
    NASA Science Mission Directorate Seeks Volunteer Reviewers for Research Proposals. »  Details.
    6 May 2021
    NASA Opportunity for Minority Serving Institution and Non-MSI Graduate Fellowships. Proposals due 30 June 2021. »  Details.

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