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 email@example.com, Nicolas Yunes at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jillian Bellovary at email@example.com, and Sean McWilliams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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).
- 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]
Program News and Announcements
9 November 2020
SMD Community Town Hall on Tues 17 November to discuss updates to the Agency-wide science program. » Details
6 November 2020
NASA Fundamental Physics Program Virtual Town Hall on 3 December 2020
, to discuss research priorities in advance of the Biological and Physical Sciences Division Decadal Survey. » Details
5 November 2020
Call for proposals for Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM). Step-1 Proposals are due 11 December 2020
. » Details
28 October 2020
Call for proposals on Open-Source Tools, Libraries, and Frameworks. » Details
28 October 2020
Revised Text and Due Date for NuSTAR General Observer Program Cycle 7. » Details
22 Oct 2020
Principal Investigator Launchpad workshop in Summer 2021, targeted toward researchers developing their first flight mission concepts. » Details
21 October 2020
Revised submission date
: Applications Sought for PhysPAG Executive Committee. Submissions now due November 6
. » Details
14 October 2020
Astrophysics Explorers Announcement of Opportunity Community Announcement » Details
17 September 2020
NASA announces major revisions in Astrophysics Research and Analysis opportunity. Due dates remain unchanged. » Details
29 July 2020
Community Announcement: Intention to Amend ROSES-20 via a Future Appendix for Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM). » Details
27 July 2020
Snowmass 21 planning underway, with several topical groups on PCOS-related science. » Details
23 July 2020
New deadline set for JWST Cycle 1 General Observer proposals. Proposals will be due by 08:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday November 24, 2020. » Details