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List of Briefings to the Committee

MEETING 1

THE KECK CENTER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES, WASHINGTON, DC

NOVEMBER 6-8, 2006


November 6, 2006


NASA Presentation to the NRC Beyond Einstein Program Assessment Committee. Rick Howard, Acting Director, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters

OSTP Perspectives. Rob Dimeo, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Congressional Perspective. Dixon Butler, House Appropriations Committee staff

From Quarks to the Cosmos to the BEPAC [the Committee on NASA’s Beyond Einstein Program: An Architecture for Implementation]. Michael S. Turner, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics of the University of Chicago and former chair of the NRC Committee on the Physics of the Universe

What Is the Nature of Dark Energy? Joseph Lykken, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

The Cosmic Microwave Background and the Dawn of Time. Marc Kamionkowski, California Institute of Technology

Did Einstein Have the Last Word on Gravity?—Gravitational Waves, A Unique and Powerful Channel for Studying Strong Gravity Systems. Scott A. Hughes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Did Einstein Have the Last Word on Gravity?—X-ray Studies of Black Holes. Chris Reynolds, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland


November 7, 2006


LISA: The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna. Craig Hogan, University of Washington, and Karsten Danzmann, Albert Einstein Institute/Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and Leibniz Universität Hannover

The Constellation X-ray Mission. Nicholas White, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), and Harvey Tananbaum, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO)

EXIST Concept for BHFP: Hard X-ray Black Hole Surveys in Space and Time. Josh Grindlay, Harvard University



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D List of Briefings to the Committee MEETING 1 THE KECK CENTER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES, WASHINGTON, DC NOVEMBER 6-8, 2006 November 6, 2006 NASA Presentation to the NRC Beyond Einstein Program Assessment Committee. Rick Howard, Acting Director, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters OSTP Perspectives. Rob Dimeo, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Congressional Perspective. Dixon Butler, House Appropriations Committee staff From Quarks to the Cosmos to the BEPAC [the Committee on NASA’s Beyond Einstein Program: An  Architecture for Implementation]. Michael S. Turner, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics of the University of Chicago and former chair of the NRC Committee on the Physics of the Universe What Is the Nature of Dark Energy? Joseph Lykken, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory The Cosmic Microwave Background and the Dawn of Time. Marc Kamionkowski, California Institute of Technology Did Einstein Have the Last Word on Gravity?—Gravitational Waves, A Unique and Powerful Channel for  Studying Strong Gravity Systems. Scott A. Hughes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Did Einstein Have the Last Word on Gravity?—X-ray Studies of Black Holes. Chris Reynolds, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland November 7, 2006 LISA: The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna. Craig Hogan, University of Washington, and Karsten Danzmann, Albert Einstein Institute/Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and Leibniz Universität Hannover The Constellation X-ray Mission. Nicholas White, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), and Harvey Tananbaum, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) EXIST Concept for BHFP: Hard X-ray Black Hole Surveys in Space and Time. Josh Grindlay, Harvard University 43

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144 NASA’S BEYOND EINSTEIN PROGRAM The Coded Aperture Survey Telescope for Energetic Radiation: A Candidate Concept for the Black Hole Finder  Probe. Mark McConnell, University of New Hampshire The SNAP Experiment. Michael Levi, SNAP Project Director, co-Principal Investigator, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) DESTINY: Dark Energy Space Telescope. Tod Lauer, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) JDEM: An ADEPT Approach. Chuck Bennett, Johns Hopkins University The Einstein Polarization Interferometer for Cosmology (EPIC). Peter Timbie, University of Wisconsin, Madison Experimental Probe of Inflationary Cosmology (EPIC). Jamie Bock, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/California Institute of Technology Probing Inflation with CMBPol. Gary Hinshaw, NASA/GSFC CIP: Cosmic Inflation Probe. Gary Melnick, SAO MEETING 2 THE ISLAND HOTEL, NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 1, 2007 January 30, 2007 DESTINY: Dark Energy Space Telescope. Tod Lauer, NOAO Advanced Dark Energy Physics Telescope (ADEPT). Warren Moos, Johns Hopkins University, and Daniel Eisenstein, University of Arizona SNAP. Saul Perlmutter, LBNL/University of California, Berkeley, and Michael Levi, LBNL/University of California, Berkeley CASTER: A Candidate Concept for the Black Hole Finder Probe. Mark McConnell, University of New Hampshire EXIST Concept for BHFP: Highlights from Response to RFI. Josh Grindlay, Harvard University; Paolo Coppi, Yale University; and Scott Barthelmy, NASA/GSFC CIP: Cosmic Inflation Probe. Gary Melnick, SAO Probing Inflation with CMBPol. Gary Hinshaw, NASA/GSFC Experimental Probe of Inflationary Cosmology (EPIC). Jamie Bock, JPL/California Institute of Technology The Einstein Polarization Interferometer for Cosmology (EPIC). Peter Timbie, University of Wisconsin, Madison LISA. Robin Stebbins, NASA/GSFC; Nick Jedrich, NASA/GSFC; Mansour Ahmed, NASA/GSFC; Alberto Gianolio, European Space Agency (ESA)/European Space Research and Technology Centre Constellation-X. Ann Hornschemeier, NASA/GSFC; Jay Bookbinder, SAO; Jean Grady, NASA/GSFC; Harvey Tananbaum, SAO; Nicholas White, NASA/GSFC January 31, 2007 Gamma Ray Bursts and the Transient High Energy Sky. Chryssa Kouveliotou, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Cosmic Feedback and the Growth of Structure. Mitch Begelman, University of Colorado Probing Cosmology with X-ray Clusters. Steve Allen, Stanford University

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145 APPENDIX D MEETING 3 COURTYARD MARRIOTT CHICAGO DOWNTOWN, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS APRIL 5-7, 2007 April 5, 2007 LISA and LISA Pathfinder. David Southwood, ESA April 6, 2007 Source of Error in Dark Energy Measures. Gary Bernstein, University of Pennsylvania