Gravitational Wave Science Interest Group
The goal of the Gravitational Wave Science Analysis Group (GWSIG) is to provide quantitative metrics and assessments to NASA in preparation for a future gravitational wave mission. Specifically, the GWSIG will:
- Track and analyze evolving science goals and requirements, especially as our understanding of three standard sources of gravitational waves (supermassive black hole binaries, extreme mass ratio inspirals, galactic binaries) continues to improve.
- Support mission studies and concept development for future space-based gravitational wave observatories, including when cost savings are sought, or new classes of sources are under consideration (such as the stochastic gravitational wave background from the inflationary epoch).
- Aid efforts to analyze technology development and prioritization plans as science goals are defined and mission concepts evolve within the PhysPAG portfolio.
- Advocate for the brand new field of gravitational wave astronomy, build a vibrant community of gravitational wave astronomers, and promote the discovery space in this new field to the wider scientific community and to the public.
The GWSIG is open to all members of the community.
If you are interested in contributing to the work of the GWSIG, please subscribe using the link below. For other inquiries, e-mail co-chairs
John Conklin at firstname.lastname@example.org, Nicolas Yunes at email@example.com, Jillian Bellovary at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Sean McWilliams at email@example.com.
GWSIG Mailing List
Subscribe to the GWSIG mailing list.
White Papers for Decadal Survey
A list of proposed Gravitational-Wave Science white papers can be found here: https://pcos.gsfc.nasa.gov/sigs/gwsig/whitepapers.php
The GW community holds a regular weekly telecon on Tuesdays at 11:00 A.M. Eastern. Other telecons are scheduled as needed. For telecon connection information, please contact PCOS Chief Scientist Terri Brandt (T.J.Brandt AT nasa.gov).
- Previous Meetings
- At 231st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, 8–12 January 2018, Washington, D.C. [All activities at Gaylord Hotel/Conference Center Full Agenda]
- Monday, 8 January 2018
- Gravitational Wave SIG Meeting [Agenda]
8:30 A.M.–10:30 A.M., Room: Maryland Ballroom 4
- PhysPAG Meeting [Agenda]
3:30 P.M.–5:00 P.M., Room: Maryland Ballroom 4–6
- GWSIG Meeting at APS April Meeting, April 14–17, 2018, Columbus, OH
- GWSIG Meeting at January 2017 AAS meeting, Grapevine, TX
- GWSIG Meeting at APS April meeting, April 16-19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT
- GWSIG Meeting at 227th AAS meeting, Room: Sanibel, January 4-8, 2016, Kissimmee, FL [Agenda]
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