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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, Nicolas Yunes at nyunes@illinois.edu, 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).

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

16 March 2020
NASA has selected two proposed astrophysics Small Explorer (SMEX) missions and two proposed Missions of Opportunity (MO) for further study. »  Details
27 February 2020
The PhysPAG's Multimessenger Astrophysics Science Analysis Group (MMA SAG)'s Final Report is now available for your perusal! »  Details
30 January 2020
A virtual Town Hall on Dual-Anonymous Peer Review will be held on 27 Feb 2020 at 1pm Eastern for Astrophysics General Observer and General Investigator programs hosted by NASA's Astrophysics Division. »  Details
30 January 2020
Mark your calendars for exciting PCOS-sponsored sessions at this April's American Physical Society Meeting in Washington, DC! »  Details
23 January 2020
Nominate yourself or others for NASA's Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC) by 31 Mar 2020 »  Details

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