Science White Paper Session for the Decadal Survey
Address: The George Washington University, Corcoran Hall (4th floor), 21st Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA
When: May 23 and 24, 2018
- Terri Brandt (NASA GSFC)
- Eric Burns (NASA GSFC)
- Teddy Cheung (Naval Research Laboratory)
- Justin Finke (Naval Research Laboratory)
- Sylvain Guiriec (George Washington University / NASA GSFC)
- Dieter Hartmann (Clemson University)
- Elizabeth Hays (NASA GSFC)
- Stanley Hunter (NASA GSFC)
- Richard Miller (Johns Hopkins University)
- Michael Moss (George Washington University)
- John Tomsick (UC Berkeley)
- George Younes (George Washington University)
- Marco Ajello (Clemson University)
- Michael Briggs (UAH)
- Regina Caputo (NASA GSFC / UMD)
- Filippo D'Ammando (INAF-IRA)
- Kenji Hamaguchi (NASA GSFC / UMBC)
- Bruce Grossan (UC Berkeley)
- Demos Kazanas (NASA GSFC)
- Mark McConnell (UNH / SwRI)
- Eileen Meyer (UMBC)
- Tonia Venters (NASA GSFC)
- Colleen Wilson-Hodge (NASA MSFC)
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White Paper Topics
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Bruce Grossan, Sylvain Guiriec, Justin Finke, Mark McConnell, Colleen Wilson-Hodge, Dieter Hartmann, Teddy Cheung, Stanley Hunter
AGNs: Eilleen Meyer, Justin Finke, Elizabeth Hays, Tonia Venters, Filippo D'Ammando, Marco Ajello
Synergies between TeV (HAWC/VERITAS/SGSO/HESS2/MAGIC/CTA) and MeV/GeV: Eilleen Meyer, Tonia Venters, Terri Brandt, Filippo D'Ammando, Marco Ajello
Particle acceleration: Justin Finke, Elizabeth Hays, Tonia Venters, Kenji Hamaguchi, Terri Brandt, Stanley Hunter
General PhysPAG/GammaSIG White Paper (summary/index): Justin Finke, Sylvain Guiriec, Tonia Venters, Colleen Wilson Hodge, Terri Brandt, John Tomsick, Teddy Cheung
Radionuclide astronomy: Mark McConnell, Tonia Venters, Richard Miller, Dieter Hartmann, Terri Brandt, Teddy Cheung
Polarization studies: Mark McConnell, Tonia Venters, Colleen Wilson-Hodge, Terri Brandt, Stanley Hunter
Science enabled with optical/IR measurements of GRB prompt emission: Mark McConnell, Dieter Hartmann, Teddy Cheung, Sylvain Guiriec
Dark Matter in the MeV regime: Tonia Venters, Richard Miller, Regina Caputo, Terri Brandt, Stanley Hunter
Inverse Compton in star-forming galaxies: Tonia Venters
Science enabled with high-energy resolution at hard X-rays: Colleen Wilson-Hodge, Dieter Hartmann
Type-1A supernovae: Richard Miller, Dieter Hartmann
Flare stars: Kenji Hamaguchi, Teddy Cheung
Isolated neutron stars: George Younes
Wednesday, May 23
9:30 - 9:45 -- Opening remarks
9:45 - 10:15 -- Dominic Benford - "One Scientist's Experience with Decadal Surveys"
10:15 - 10:30 -- Terri Brandt
10:30 - 10:45 -- Dieter Hartmann
10:45 - 11:05 -- Coffee Break
11:05 - 11:35 -- John Tomsick - "Gamma-ray White Papers from Astro2010"
11:35 - 12:00 -- Pannel Discussion
12:00 - 1:00 -- Lunch Break
1:00 - 1:30 -- Richard Miller
1:30 - 1:45 -- Group Organization
1:45 - 2:45 -- 1st Group Session
2:45 - 3:00 -- Coffee Break
3:00 - 3:15 -- Lessons learned from the 1st group session
3:15 - 5:00 -- 2nd group session
5:00 - 5:30 -- Lessons learned from the 2nd group session and progress report (1-2 slides per group)
Thursday, May 24
9:30 - 9:45 -- Goals for the day
10:15 - 11:15 -- Small group drafting
10:15 - 11:15 -- Coffee available during small group drafting
11:15 - 12:00 -- Group discussion of small group work, conclusions and next
12:00 - 1:00 -- Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:00 -- Small group drafting
2:00 - 3:00 -- Group discussion
3:00 - 3:30 -- Coffee Break
3:30 - 5:00 -- Continue small group drafting
Dominic Benford - "One Scientist's Experience with Decadal Surveys"
Terri Brandt - 2020 Decadal Survey Perspectives
John Tomsick - "Gamma-ray White Papers from Astro2010"
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Science White Paper Questions:
Brainstorming front matter:
- Gamma-ray astrophysics gets to the heart of multimessenger and time domain astronomy
- Cosmic cycle of elements and energy
Brainstorming Science key questions:
- What are the signatures of element creation?
- What are the origins of the elements and their messengers?
- How do massive stars end their lives?
- What physical processes govern explosions, eg SN1a?
- What do indirect tracers of dark matter tell us about their properties?
- What does the non-thermal emission tell us about how the universe works?
- How do particle acceleration and propagation work?
- How do compact objets form and evolve?
- What is the origin and composition of relativistic jets?
- How does matter behave under extreme density, gravity, and magnetic field?
Dutch Alumni Event (7:30pm)
Lehman Auditorium (basement) - Science and Engineering Hall (SEH)