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Inflation Probe Science Interest Group

Introduction

The goal of the Inflation Probe Science Interest Group (IPSIG) is to provide quantitative metrics and assessments to NASA in regard to a future Inflation Probe mission. Specifically, the IPSIG will

  • Review and update mission science goals following current developments in the field (e.g., Planck, sub-orbital measurements),
  • 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,
  • Assess necessary technology developments and prioritize areas for increased technical emphasis.

The IPSIG is open to all members of the community.

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

For other inquiries, e-mail co-chairs Kevin Huffenberger at khuffenberger@fsu.edu and Graça Rocha at graca.m.rocha@jpl.nasa.gov

IPSIG Mailing List

Subscribe to the IPSIG mailing list.

White Papers for Decadal Survey

A list of proposed CMB Science white papers can be found here: https://zzz.physics.umn.edu/decadal2020/doku.php?id=start

The CMB Decadal Panel White Paper wiki was created to have a comprehensive view of science white paper activity, making it easier for contributors to join existing efforts, and also allowing us to spot gaps and work to fill them.

Anyone interested in joining a Decadal Science White Paper listed on wiki should contact the leader noted to volunteer to join the effort and edit the wiki page accordingly. Community members who wish to share their own Science White Papers with the community are also welcome to directly edit the wiki.

Ongoing Efforts for Future CMB Exploration

Here are links to ongoing activity for future space-based and ground-based cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiments:

  • The CMB Probe of Inflation and Cosmic Origins Mission (PICO) study wiki (https://zzz.physics.umn.edu/ipsig/start) contains information pertaining to the ongoing, space-based CMB probe mission study and is periodically updated.

  • The CMB-S4 wiki (https://cmb-s4.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page) provides information pertaining to ongoing activities for the next generation "Stage-4" ground-based CMB experiment, CMB-S4.

To add to this list, please contact the Co-Chairs.

Documents

  • 2014
    • IPSIG White Paper [PDF]
      The IPSIG is pleased to submit a White Paper that summarizes the current situation with B-mode measurements and provides our perspective for progress over the next several years. This white paper benefited from contributions by many within the CMB community both in the US and abroad. It has been discussed in two open telecons, undergone revisions to reflect concerns and inputs, and iterated upon by e-mails several times. It represents the outcome of a community-wide open, collaborative process.
  • 2011
    • The Inflation Probe Technology Roadmap [PDF].

Meetings


Inflation Probe Concept


PCOS News

Program News and Announcements

18 January 2021
Meeting of Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC) on 26–27 January 2021 »  Details.
14 January 2021
NuSTAR General Observer Cycle 7 Proposal Deadline 29 January 2021 »  Details.
6 January 2021
Draft Astrophysics Explorers Program Solicitations Released for Community Comment for Solicitations for both Medium Explorer (MIDEX) and Missions of Opportunity (APEXMO) and Comments for both draft solicitations due by 25 February 2021 »  Details.
16 December 2020
The 237th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Virtually Anywhere, 11–15 January 2021, will include Physics of the Cosmos events. The PCOS AAS2021 Meeting page lists currently scheduled sessions, presentations, chats, and displays »  Details.
4 December 2020
Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) Step-2 Due Date. Step-2 proposals now due 3 February 2021. Step-1 proposal due date unchanged as 11 December 2020 »  Details.
4 December 2020
Release of Final text and Due Dates for ROSES Post-COVID Recovery program. Requests received by 4 January 2021 will be processed first. Final due date is 5 March 2021. »  Details.

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