Gamma Ray Science Interest Group
The goal of the Gamma Ray Science Interest Group (GRSIG) is to provide quantitative metrics and assessments to NASA in regard to current and future needs of hard X-ray and gamma-ray astrophysics community. Specifically, the activities of the GRSIG include:
- Act as a focal point and forum for the hard X-ray and gamma ray communities.
- Organize bi-weekly telecons to discuss recent science results, and current and future missions.
- Maintain a list of technology needs for future hard X-ray and gamma-ray missions.
- Produce suggestions to help support the specific needs of this unique community: organizational, scientific, funding.
The GRSIG is open to all members of the community. If you are interested in contributing to the work of the GRSIG, please subscribe using the link below. You can contact the GRSIG co-chairs
Sylvain Guiriec at email@example.com, Bindu Rani at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Marcos Santander at email@example.com.
GRSIG Mailing List
Subscribe to the GRSIG mailing list.
White Papers for Decadal Survey
A list of submitted Gamma-ray Science white papers can be found here: https://pcos.gsfc.nasa.gov/sigs/grsig/whitepapers.php
Decadal Science White Paper Meetings
Sign up to give a presentation(s) or suggest a topic/speaker(s) that you would like to hear for future telecons?
- Thursday, 25 Jan 2018, 2:00 P.M.–3:00 P.M. Eastern
- Two 15-min talks:
- Dr. Bruce Grossan (Berkley) will talk about The Future of Gamma-Ray Burst Science [PDF].
- Dr. Jeremy Perkins (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) will present Burstcube [PDF].
- Open discussion
- Thursday, 14 Dec 2017, 2:00 P.M.–3:00 P.M. Eastern
- The role of the NASA Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) and the Gamma-ray Science Interest Group (GammaSIG).
- Steering Committee members needed for the new Multi-Messenger Astrophysics Science Analysis Group (MMA-SAG)
- Two 15-min talks on HAWC/Fermi science:
- Dr. Petra Huentemeyer (Michigan Technological University) will talk about HAWC results and the importance of lower energy gamma-rays to support HAWC science.
- Dr. Giacomo Vianello (Stanford University) will present the current joint analysis efforts and the synergies between HAWC and Fermi [PDF].
- Open discussion
- Thursday, 16 Nov 2017, 1:00 P.M.–2:00 P.M. Eastern
Two talks on Gravitational Wave/Gamma Ray Burst observations and discussion (20 minutes each and remainder discussion):
- Black and Gold: The Astrophysics of the Compact Binary Merger GW170817/GRB170817A. Dr. Leo Singer (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) [PDF]
- The Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor Aspects of GW/GRB Detections, and the vision for the future to support this research field. Dr. Colleen Wilson-Hodge (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and PI of the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor) [PDF]
- Upcoming Meetings
- Past Meetings
- HEAD Fifteenth Divisional Meeting, Naples, Florida, April 3–7, 2016, Special Session on X-ray and Gamma-ray Polarimetry
(https://head.aas.org/head16/special_sessions#polarimetry) and GammaSIG session.
- At 227th AAS Meeting, January 4–8, 2016, Kissimmee, FL [Agenda]
- Sixth International Fermi Symposium, November 9–13, 2015,
Arlington, VA [Agenda]
- GammaSIG session at the special HEAD High Energy Decadal Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 29, 2015 which focused on the development of the science case for the gamma-ray roadmap.
- GammaSIG meeting at APS Meeting, Baltimore, MD, April 13, 2015
Session U14 Mini-symposium on Future MeV Gamma-Ray Science and Missions
Workshop on Future Space-based Gamma-ray Observatories
Goddard Space Flight Center, February 5-6, 2015.
GammaSIG Meeting, at AAS on Sunday, January 4, 2015 [Agenda]
- Scientific Optimization for Proposed MeV Gamma-Ray Instruments, Lessons Learned From the Fermi-LAT: Eric Charles [PDF]
- Advanced Energetic Pair Telescope for Medium-Energy Gamma-Ray Polarimetry: Stanley Hunter [PDF]
- The Future of High Energy Polarimetry: Mark McConnell [PDF]
- Science from the MeV Gamma Ray Sky: Reshmi Mukherjee [PDF]
Program News and Announcements
29 July 2020
SMD calls for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from currently funded researchers for augmentations and funded extensions to existing awards to help make up for increased costs directly attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. » Details
29 July 2020
Community Announcement: Intention to Amend ROSES-20 via a Future Appendix for Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM). » Details
27 July 2020
Snowmass 21 planning underway, with several topical groups on PCOS-related science. » Details
23 July 2020
New deadline set for JWST Cycle 1 General Observer proposals. Proposals will be due by 08:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday November 24, 2020. » Details
14 July 2020
The NASA LISA Study Team has released a report by their Science Support Task Force analyzing the impact that various levels of access, latency, and user support have on the ability of the US community to maximize the discovery potential of the ESA-led LISA mission. The report was submitted to NASA on 28 Feb 2020. [PDF
] » Details
8 July 2020
NASA's Science Mission Directorate will hold a virtual community town hall with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and other members of the Science leadership team at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9. » Details
7 July 2020
Second workshop to solicit and collect community input to help create a plan and timeline, or "roadmap," for SOFIA's instrument development to be held 27–29 July 2020. » Details
2 July 2020
NASA releases final text for Astrophysics Pioneers opportunity. Notices of Intent due 13 August 2020; proposals due 1 October 2020. » Details
1 July 2020
NASA releases draft text of Citizen Science Seed Funding Program. Deadline 30 July 2020. » Details
30 June 2020
NASA defers XRISM Guest Scientist Program to 2021. » Details
30 June 2020
SOFIA Cycle 9 Calls for Proposals Released. Deadline 4 September 2020. » Details
26 June 2020
Based on extensive feedback from the community, including the recent COPAG survey
and APAC discussion
, the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program will be solicited in ROSES-2021. » Details