|Chandra Electronic Announcement #45|
CHANDRA ELECTRONIC ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 45 One announcement : 1. Constellation-X Facility Science Team ---------------------------------------------------------------- Item 1. Constellation-X Facility Science Team ======================================================= Dear Colleagues: In preparation for the upcoming 2010-2020 decadal survey, we are re-structuring the science panels for the Constellation-X Facility Science Team (FST). These FST Science Panels (listed below) form one of the main channels for scientific input into the Constellation-X mission. They are responsible for reviewing and refining the science Con-X is designed to carry out, for carrying out simulations of the relevant observations, and for writing white papers about this science. The May 2005 'Science with Constellation-X' booklet was the work of the FST Science Panels [see http://constellation.gsfc.nasa.gov/documents/science/science_goals/sci_goals_bo oklet_0505.pdf]. The chairs of these science panels, along with a few 'at large' science representatives, make up the formal membership of the FST. More information on Con-X can be found at conx.gsfc.nasa.gov. If you are interested in joining one of the science panels listed below please respond to Michael Garcia AND Ann Hornschemeier (firstname.lastname@example.org, Ann.Hornschemeier@nasa.gov) by November 30, with an indication of your choice of panels including a very brief statement about your potential contribution to that panel. Panel members should be designing observations which will answer pressing questions in their field, if appropriate conducting simulations of those observations using Con-X response matrices, and writing up the results. After membership of the re-structured science panels has been established we will select a chair for each panel. Chairs will take the lead in coordinating white papers and providing additional advice to the mission on that particular science area. In addition to soliciting the widest possible participation from the science community in the science panels, we plan to invite a few scientists with detailed expertise in other missions to join specific groups (e.g., where there are synergies with JWST, LISA and/or UV spectroscopy). We welcome your suggestions about people you think might fill these roles. Thank you, Harvey Tananbaum, Nick White, Michael Garcia, and Ann Hornschemeier ---------- Re-Structured FST Science Panels: Missing Baryons/WHIM & synergy with UV spectroscopy [For instance, synergy with HST COS] Extreme States of Matter in Neutron Stars [NS EOS, Magnetars, NS frame dragging] Accretion Physics in Stellar Systems [NS and BH binaries in the Galaxy, IMBHs, CVs, ULXs] Census of Black Hole Accretion in the Universe [CXRB, highly obscured AGN, tie-in to BH spin evolution] Evolution of Large Scale Structure in the Universe [formation/evolution of clusters and groups of galaxies, including cosmology: G(z), Omega_M, sigma_8, dark energy and dark matter] Hot Baryons in Deep Potential Wells [Clusters, Groups and Elliptical Galaxies: Cooling Flows, Entropy Problem, Nucleosynthesis Constraints from ICM, Turbulence and Mergers in Clusters] Testing General Relativity and Measuring Black Hole Spin [Broad Fe K line measurements in AGN] Supernova/Stellar Feedback [Galactic Superwinds & Halos, ISM, tie-in to ICM, tie-in to WHIM] Production and Distribution of the Elements [Supernovae and their remnants, heavy metal/dust production] AGN Feedback: Outflows & Jets [AGN jet sources in clusters of galaxies, BAL QSOs] SMBH Binaries & Synergies with LISA [Includes scientists with LISA expertise] MHD Physics in Stellar Environments [stellar corona, disks, winds, flares; protostellar formation] The high-z universe, Re-ionization & Synergy with JWST "First Light" Science [z>6 objects and simulations of re-ionization, including some JWST SWG members?] Planetary Magnetospheres and Solar Wind Charge Exchange [includes Magnetopheres, comets, planets, solar wind exchange] Plasma diagnostics and atomic astrophysics study group [led by Randall Smith, unlike other panels this is a working group that works across panels on diagnostics, will include members of the laboratory atomic astrophysics community] Dr. Michael Garcia Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Center for Astrophysics 60 Garden Street Cambridge MA 02138 This Electronic Bulletin is used for the dissemination of important announcements and information about the Chandra X-Ray Observatory to members of the community. If you wish to unsubscribe from the list, simply reply to this email to let us know.
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