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
1 February 2019
Dr Terri Brandt confirmed as PCOS Chief Scientist.
17 December 2018
NASA HQ has publicly posted
an updated Astrophysics Implementation Plan
(AIP), detailing progress made by NASA's Astrophysics Division in implementing the 2010 Decadal recommendations since the previous update in 2016. Please see » full details
29 November 2018
The National Academies has released updated information
about the 2020 Decadal Survey call for Community Science White Papers. They are now due 7 January–19 February 2019. See here
for further instructions. Further, it is our pleasure to announce that the President of the National Academy of Sciences Marcia McNutt has appointed
Dr. Fiona Harrison and Dr. Robert Kennicutt, Jr. to serve as co-chairs of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey committee.