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X-ray Science Interest Group

09:00 - 11:00Update on X-ray Optics Status (all times include allowances for questions)
Randy McEntaffer (20 min)
Mark Schattenburg (remote, 20 min)[PPTX][PDF]
Suzanne Romaine (20 min)
Paul Reid (20 min)
Will Zhang (20 min)
Mel Ulmer (to be presented by W. Zhang, 10 min)
11:00 - 11:15BREAK
11:15 - 11:45Potential workshop for discussing future strategy for X-ray astronomy, including discussion of the future needs/paths for X-ray optics - ALL
11:45 - 12:15Discussion of potential support for Athena - Bookbinder/ ALL
12:15 - 12:45Discussion of PATR process - ALL (Note that there will be a presentation by Thai Pham at the PhysPAG meeting in the afternoon, which will allow for a second round of discussion on this topic).
12:45 - 13:00Discussion of SMD/ASP 30-year plan in the context of X-ray astronomy - ALL


Program News and Announcements

16 May 2019
June 1 2019 is the deadline for filling and submitting the technology gap submission form. We encourage members of the community to identify such gaps between today's state-of-the-art and what will be needed for missions identified by the 2010 Decadal Survey, the 2018 Astrophysics Implementation Plan, and/or the 30-year Astrophysics Road Map. Please see the Astrophysics Division Technologists letter for more details, including how to submit a gap.
25 March 2019
NASA HQ Astrophysics Division has created a task force to assess NASA's role in strategic optimization of Gravitational Wave Electromagnetic Counterpart (GW-EM) astrophysics. See the Terms of Reference for more details.
1 February 2019
Dr Terri Brandt confirmed as PCOS Chief Scientist.
20 December 2018
LISA Preparatory Science 2018 (LPS) proposals have been selected! »  Full details
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

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