Inflation Probe Science Interest Group
The goal of the Inflation Probe Science Interest Group (IPSIG) is to provide quantitative metrics and assessments to NASA in regard to a future Inflation Probe mission. Specifically, the IPSIG will
- Review and update mission science goals following current developments in the field (e.g., Planck, sub-orbital measurements),
- Review and update information about and requirements on potential foreground contaminants and their removal,
- Review and update requirements on and developments in control of systematic errors,
- Assess necessary technology developments and prioritize areas for increased technical emphasis.
The IPSIG is open to all members of the community.
If you are interested in contributing to the work of the IPSIG, please subscribe using the link below.
For other inquiries, e-mail co-chairs
Kevin Huffenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org, Graça Rocha at email@example.com, and Abigail Vieregg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IPSIG Mailing List
Subscribe to the IPSIG mailing list.
White Papers for Decadal Survey
A list of proposed CMB Science white papers can be found here: https://zzz.physics.umn.edu/decadal2020/doku.php?id=start
The CMB Decadal Panel White Paper wiki was created to have a comprehensive view of science white paper activity, making it easier for contributors to join existing efforts, and also allowing us to spot gaps and work to fill them.
Anyone interested in joining a Decadal Science White Paper listed on wiki should contact the leader noted to volunteer to join the effort and edit the wiki page accordingly. Community members who wish to share their own Science White Papers with the community are also welcome to directly edit the wiki.
Ongoing Efforts for Future CMB Exploration
Here are links to ongoing activity for future space-based and ground-based cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiments:
- The CMB Probe of Inflation and Cosmic Origins Mission (PICO) study wiki (https://zzz.physics.umn.edu/ipsig/start) contains information pertaining to the ongoing, space-based CMB probe mission study and is periodically updated.
- The CMB-S4 wiki (https://cmb-s4.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page) provides information pertaining to ongoing activities for the next generation "Stage-4" ground-based CMB experiment, CMB-S4.
To add to this list, please contact the Co-Chairs.
- IPSIG White Paper [PDF]
The IPSIG is pleased to submit a White Paper that summarizes the current situation with B-mode measurements and provides our perspective for progress over the next several years. This white paper benefited from contributions by many within the CMB community both in the US and abroad. It has been discussed in two open telecons, undergone revisions to reflect concerns and inputs, and iterated upon by e-mails several times. It represents the outcome of a community-wide open, collaborative process.
- The Inflation Probe Technology Roadmap [PDF].
- Upcoming Meetings
- Previous Meetings
Program News and Announcements
26 June 2020
Based on extensive feedback from the community, including the recent COPAG survey
and APAC discussion
, the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program will be solicited in ROSES-2021. » Details
16 June 2020
Senior Review of NASA Astrophysics Archives Report is now available here [PDF]
15 June 2020
Astrophysics Program Scientist civil servant positions at NASA Headquarters: open in USAJOBS June 29–July 6. » Details
15 June 2020
NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee (COPAG EC) is soliciting input on the impacts of COVID-19 on Cosmic Origins research via ADAP. The survey deadline has been extended until Friday, June 19, 2020
4 June 2020
Astrophysics Advisory Committee Virtual Meeting to be held June 23–24, 2020 » Details
3 June 2020
2020 Spring Meeting of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board/Space Studies Board, June 8–11, 2020 Details
3 June 2020
ROSES-20 Amendment 28: Final Text and Due Dates for Astrophysics Explorers U.S. Participating Investigators. Details
29 May 2020
Proposals for NASA's Strategic Astrophysics Technology will not be solicited in 2020, instead waiting for Decadal recommendations. » Details
28 May 2020
NASA SMD releases new five-year Science Plan, "Science 2020-2024: A Vision for Scientific Excellence." » Details
26 May 2020
NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee (COPAG EC) is soliciting input on the impacts of COVID-19 on Cosmic Origins research via ADAP. The survey closes on Monday, June 5, 2020
20 May 2020
NASA names WFIRST
in honor of Nancy Grace Roman
, a tireless advocate for new tools that would allow scientists to study the broader universe from space. » Details
18 May 2020
NASA releases DRAFT text for a new "Astrophysics Pioneers" opportunity. Comments due June 15, 2020
. » Details
18 May 2020
Join NASA Science Live at 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, 20 May 2020, for an exciting announcement on WFIRST! Details and participation links here
7 May 2020
Provide your input on balloon platform capabilities that could enable your science in the next 10 years by completing this survey
for NASA's Scientific Balloon Program.
29 Apr 2020
NASA SMD calls for nominations, including self-nominations, to serve on the WFIRST
Science Interest Group (WSIG). » Details
27 Apr 2020
NASA SMD anticipates one or more short-window openings this summer for civil servant Program Scientists at NASA HQ. » Details
16 Apr 2020
HaloSat Year 1 Data now eligible for funding under ADAP. » Details