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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 Ryan Hickox at ryan.c.hickox@dartmouth.edu, Jillian Bellovary at jbellovary@amnh.org, and Grant Tremblay at grant.tremblay@cfa.harvard.edu.

    XRSIG Mailing List

    Subscribe to the XRSIG mailing list.

    White Papers for Decadal Survey

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

    Documents

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

  • Upcoming Meetings


  • Previous Meetings

  • M87


    PCOS News

    Program News and Announcements

    30 September 2021
    Astrophysics Advisory Committee October 13 & 15, 2021 – UPDATE »  Details.
    30 September 2021
    Roman Space Telescope Early-Definition Astrophysics Survey Option: Request for Information »  Details.
    30 September 2021
    ROSES-21: Final Text and Due Dates for D.3 APRA and D.7 SAT »  Details.
    22 September 2021
    Applications Sought for PhysPAG Executive Committee »  Details.
    22 September 2021
    Astrophysics Advisory Committee Meeting 13 & 15 October 2021 »  Details.
    10 September 2021
    2021 Astrophysics Explorer Solicitations Released »  Details.
    13 August 2021
    ROSES-21 Amendment 29: Updates to D.11 NICER Guest Observer Cycle 4 »  Details.
    29 July 2021
    Life and Physical Sciences Decadal Survey Call for White Papers. »  Details.

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