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X-ray Science Interest Group

The goal of the X-ray Science Analysis Group (XRSIG) is to provide quantitative metrics and assessments to NASA in regard to future X-ray observatories. Specifically, the XRSIG will

  • Track and analyze evolving science goals and requirements in X-ray astronomy, especially as current "hot" topics evolve.
  • Provide an active communication forum for X-ray astrophysics (e.g., via town hall meetings at venues such as AAS and APS meetings).
  • Support mission studies and concept development for future X-ray observatories.
  • Analyze technology development and prioritization plans with respect to redefined science goals and the evolution of mission concepts (i.e., the XRSIG will aid the PhysPAG in analyzing technology needs).

The XRSIG is open to all members of the community.

If you are interested in contributing to the work of the XRSIG, please subscribe using the link below. For other inquiries, e-mail co-chairs John Tomsick at jtomsick@ssl.berkeley.edu and Ryan Hickox at ryan.c.hickox@dartmouth.edu

XRSIG Mailing List

Subscribe to the XRSIG mailing list.

White Papers for Decadal Survey

A list of proposed X-ray Science white papers can be found here: https://pcos.gsfc.nasa.gov/sigs/xrsig/whitepapers.php

To add to this list, please fill in the Google Form here: https://goo.gl/forms/ZXzdzcUrR81Cso153

Documents

  • X-ray SIG white paper: "The Scientific Significance of the Soft X-ray Spectrometer" [PDF]

Meetings





PCOS News

Program News and Announcements

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.
19 November 2018
We would like to welcome our two new PhysPAG EC members, starting in Dec 2018. We extend our thanks to the three departing EC members.
1 June 2018
MMA SAG analyzing the benefits of multimessenger observations made possible by NASA observatories in the 2020 decade and beyond launched! Join the kickoff telecon Friday, 8 June, and sign up today! »  Full details

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