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Cosmic Structure Science Interest Group

Introduction

The goal of the Cosmic Structure Interest Group (CoSSIG) is to serve communities interested in utilizing measures of cosmic structure based on 3-dimensional spectroscopic and photometric surveys of galaxies, galaxy clusters, supernovae, and gravitational lensing. Science drivers for the SIG include understanding the nature of dark energy, dark matter, neutrinos, and tests of inflation, as well as astrophysical galaxy evolution, amongst others.

The CoSSIG will provide a way to collect, discuss and communicate to NASA community inputs on future missions including quantitative metrics and assessments and new issues as we move up to the 2020 Decadal. This includes:

  • Review and update mission science goals following current developments in the field,
  • 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, and
  • Assess necessary technology developments and prioritize areas for increased technical emphasis.

CoSSIG also provides a way to discuss and coordinate areas of overlapping interest with the other SIGs, e.g, the Inflation Probe SIG (IPSIG), in understanding the theoretical origins of inflation, complementary gravitational tests to those of interest in the Gravitational Wave SIG (GWSIG), and complementary cluster science with X-ray SIG (XRSIG).

The CoSSIG is open to all members of the community.

If you are interested in contributing to the work of the CoSSIG, please subscribe using the link below.

For other inquiries, e-mail co-chairs Rachel Bean at rbean@astro.cornell.edu and Olivier Dorè at Olivier.P.Dore@jpl.nasa.gov.

Meetings

  • Upcoming Meetings
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CoSSIG Mailing List

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8 Dec 2017
NASA welcomes applications for Program Scientists Jan 2-31 via USAJOBS. »  Details [PDF]
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The 2017 PCOS Newsletter [PDF], focusing on PCOS's high energy particle and γ-ray astrophysics science themes, is now available! In addition to news from current and future missions and studies, it contains more than 20 articles on the current and future landscape of topics spanning from cosmic rays, neutrinos, and dark matter to γ-rays, gravitational waves, and multimessenger astronomy.
17 Oct 2017
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