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Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey


Science White Papers

 

The Astro2010 Science White Papers were used as input to charges investigated by the Science Frontier Panels. The list below is of all the science white papers received by the close of the submission window on February 15, 2009. You can download the text of each science white paper below.

Science White Papers Received by Science Frontier Panel

Planetary Systems and Star Formation
Stars and Stellar Evolution Panel
The Galactic Neighborhood Panel
Galaxies Across Cosmic Time Panel
Cosmology and Fundamental Physics Panel

Planetary Systems and Star Formation

 

White Paper Title

Lead Author

Science Frontier Target

1.

Searching for the Secrets of Massive Star Birth

Bally, John

PSF, GAN

2.

Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems

Beichman, Charles

PSF

3.

A Census of Explanets in Orbits Beyond 0.5 AU via Space-based Microlensing

Bennett, David P.

PSF

4.

Achieving the Goals and Objectives of the 2008 NASA Astrobiology Roadmap

Boss, Alan

PSF

5.

Science-Operational Metrics and Issues for the "Are We Alone?" Movement

Brown, Robert A.

PSF

6.

Fragmentation in Molecular Clouds and the Origin of the Stellar Initial Mass Function

Carpenter, John

PSF

7.

Mass Transport Processes and their Roles in the Formation, Structure, and Evolution of Stars and Stellar Systems

Carpenter, Kenneth G.

PSF, SSE

8.

Comparative Planetology: Transiting Exoplanet Science with JWST

Clampin, Mark

PSF

9.

O/IR Polarimetry for the 2010 Decade (PSF): Science at the Edge, Sharp Tools for All

Clemens, Dan

PSF

10.

Comets and Origin of the Solar System

Coanga, Jean-Maurice

PSF

11.

Science at Very High Resolution: The Expected and the Unexpected

Creech-Eakman, Michelle

PSF, SSE, GAN

12.

New Astrophysical Opportunities Exploiting Spatio-Temporal Optical Correlations

de Wit, Willem-Jan

PSF, SSE

13.

Exoplanet Forum: Transit Chapter

Deming, Drake

PSF

14.

Finding and Characterizing SuperEarth Exoplanets Using Transits and Eclipses

Deming, Drake

PSF

15.

Young stellar clusters and star formation throughout the Galaxy

Feigelson, Eric

PSF

16.

X-ray Studies of Planetary Systems - An Astro2010 Decadal Survey White Paper

Feigelson, Eric

PSF, GAN

17.

From Discovery to Understanding: Principles for Maximizing Scientific Return on Exoplanet Research

Ford, Eric B.

PSF

18.

The Scientific Capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope

Gardner, Jonathan P.

PSF, SEE, GAN, GCT, CFP

19.

The Demographics of Extrasolar Planets Beyond the Snow Line with Ground-based Microlensing Surveys

Gaudi, B. Scott

PSF

20.

MARVELS: Revealing the Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Giant Planet Systems

Ge, Jian

PSF

21.

Dissipation Timescale of Gas Disk

Goto, Miwa

PSF

22.

Wide Field Imager in Space for Dark Energy and Planets

Gould, Andrew

PSF, CFP

23.

Discovering and Characterizing the Planetary Systems of Nearby Stars

Greene, Tom

PSF

24.

Reference Science Case for a MOAO-fed Deployable-IFU IR Spectrograph (MDIRS) on Extremely Large Telescopes (ELT): Surveys of Star Formation Over Cosmological Timescales

Guzman, Rafael

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

25.

Main Belt Comets: Asteroid belt’s new class of objects and possible source of water and volatiles for the Earth

Haghighipour, Nader

PSF

26.

High-Accuracy Measurements of Variations in Transit Timing: A New Method for Detecting Terrestrial-Class Extrasolar Planets

Haghighipour, Nader

PSF

27.

Surveying the inner Solar System

Harris, Alan W.

PSF

28.

Large-scale, Optical/Near-IR Galaxy Surveys with a 4-m Space Telescope

Heap, Sara R.

PSF

29.

The Direct Approach to Finding Earth-Like Planets

Heap, Sara R.

PSF, GCT, CFP

30.

Heavy-Molecule Astrochemistry: Precursors to Life?

Heiles, Carl

PSF, GAN, GCT

31.

Seeing another Earth: Detecting and Characterizing Rocky Planets with Extremely Large Telescopes

Hinz, Philip

PSF

32.

Resolving water vapor in planet-forming disks

Hogerheijde, Michiel R.

PSF

33.

Debris disks: Signposts to planetary systems

Holland, Wayne

PSF

34.

Dust Astronomy

Horanyi, Mihaly

PSF, GAN

35.

Is There a Need for an Improved Celestial Reference Frame ?

Johnston, Kenneth

PSF, GAN, GCT, CFP

36.

Next steps in understanding the outer solar system

Jones, Lynne

PSF

37.

Exoplanet Characterization and the Search for Life

Kasting, James

PSF

38.

The Exploration of the Unkown

Kellermann, Kenneth

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

39.

Million Degree Plasmas in Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Astrophysics

Kowalski, Michael P.

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

40.

The Formation and Architecture of Young Planetary Systems

Kraus, Adam L.

PSF

41.

No Planet Left Behind: Investigating Planetary Architecture and Diversity with SIM Lite

Kulkarni, Shri

PSF

42.

No Planet Left Behind: Investigating Planetary Architecture and Diversity with SIM Lite

Kulkarni, Shri R.

PSF

43.

Planets Around M-dwarfs - Astrometric Detection and Orbit Characterization

Law, Nicholas

PSF

44.

The Dynamic Radio Sky: An Opportunity for Discovery

Lazio, Joseph

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

45.

Magnetospheric Emissions from Extrasolar Planets

Lazio, Joseph

PSF

46.

Characterizing Extrasolar Planetary Systems

Leisawitz, David

PSF

47.

Molecular Universe: From the Diffuse Interstellar Medium to Planetary Systems

Lis, Dariusz C.

PSF

48.

The space distribution of nearby star-forming regions

Loinard, Laurent

PSF

49.

Star Formation's Dependence on Environment

Lu, Jessica R.

PSF, GAN

50.

Direct detection and spectroscopic characterizatoin of extrasolar planets

Macintosh, Bruce

PSF

51.

The Origin of the Solar System: Progress in Understanding Accretion from its End Products

Magri, Cristopher

PSF

52.

The Search for Habitable Environments and Life in the Universe

Meadows, Victoria

PSF

53.

How and When Do Planets Form? The Inner Regions of Planet Forming Disks at High Spatial and Spectral Resolution

Millan-Gabet, Rafael

PSF

54.

Dust Enshrouded Star and Planet Formation

Mundy, Lee G.

PSF

55.

Combining JDEM and Exoplanet Missions

Noecker, M. Charles

PSF, CFP

56.

Planetary Systems and Star Formation with JWST

Rieke, George

PSF

57.

Understanding Habitability and Characterizing ExoEarths: The Role of Debris Disks

Roberge, Aki

PSF

58.

Understanding the Evolution of Molecules in Space: Implications for Astrophysics, Astrochemistry, and Astrobiology

Sandford, Scott

PSF, GAN, GCT

59.

New Worlds: Evaluating terrestrial planets as astrophysical objects

Scharf, Caleb A.

PSF

60.

A Proposal for a Renewed Research Emphasis in Astrophysical and Celestial Dynamics

Scheeres, Daniel

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT

61.

Dynamos and magnetic fields of the Sun and other cool stars, and their role in the formation and evolution of stars and in the habitability of planets

Schrijver, Carolus J.

PSF, SSE

62.

Structure and Evolution of Pre-Main Sequence Stars

Schulz, Norbert S.

PSF ,SSE

63.

The Magellanic Clouds Survey: a Bridge to Nearby Galaxies

Scowen, Paul

PSF, SSE, GAN

64.

Understanding Global Galactic Star Formation

Scowen, Paul

PSF, SSE

65.

From Protostars to Planetary Systems: FUV Spectroscopy of YSOs, Protoplanetary Disks and Extrasolar Giant Planets

Scowen, Paul

PSF

66.

Astrometric Detection of Earthlike Planets

Shao, Michael

PSF

67.

Direct Detection of Earths and the Need for High Angular Resolution

Shao, Michael

PSF

68.

Direct Detection and Spectroscopy of Exo-Earths; The Need for High Angular Resolution and Other Observational Requirements

Shao, Michael

PSF

69.

The time axis in stellar evolution

Soderblom, David R.

PSF, SSE

70.

Study of Planetary Systems and Solar System Objects with JWST

Sonneborn, George

PSF

71.

Two-Photon_Absorption_by_H2_Molecules:_Origin_of_the_2175A_Astronomical_Band?

Sorokin, Peter P.

PSF, SSE

72.

Exoplanet Molecular Spectroscopy

Swain, Mark R.

PSF

73.

Advancing the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Tarter, Jill

PSF

74.

The Search for Life's Origins Using High-Resolution Mid-IR Spectroscopy at a Giant Groundbased Telescope

Telesco, Charles

PSF

75.

Characterization of Extra-solar Planets with Direct-Imaging Techniques

Tinetti, Giovanna

PSF

76.

Looking for New Earth in the Coming Decade with Direct Imaging

Turnbull, Maggie

PSF

77.

The Detection of Habitable Earth-Mass Planets Using Ground-based Optical Telescopes and Precision Radial Velocities

Vogt, Steven S.

PSF

78.

Astronomy on Antarctic Plateau

Wang, Lifan

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

79.

Spectropolarimetry of the Next Decade

Wang, Lifan

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT

80.

Problems in Circumstellar Disks and Planet Formation

Weinberger, Alycia

PSF

81.

Centimeter Wave Star Formation Studies in the Galaxy from Radio Sky Surveys

Welch, William J.

PSF, SSE

82.

X-Ray Studies of Stars and Planets with Ultrahigh Sensitivity and Resolution

Wolk, Scott

PSF, SSE

83.

Investigations of the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems

Wootten, Al

PSF

84.

New Discoveries in Planetary Systems and Star Formation through Advances in Laboratory Astrophysics

Working Group on Laboratory Astrophysics

PSF

85.

Time Domain Research in Astronomy

York, Donald G.

PSF, SSE, CFP

86.

Plasma Astrophysics Problems in Star and Planet Formation

Zweibel, Ellen

PSF

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Stars and Stellar Evolution

 

White Paper Title

Lead Author

Science Frontier Target

1.

Cosmic Accelerators

Arons, Jonathan

SSE, GAN, GCT

2.

X-ray Timing of Neutron Stars, Astrophysical Probes of Extreme Physics

Arzoumanian, Zaven

SSE, CFP

3.

Fundamental Stellar Astrophysics Revealed at Very High Angular Resolution

Aufdenberg, Jason

SSE

4.

The Solar Chromosphere: Old Challenges, New Frontiers

Ayres, Thomas R.

SSE

5.

3-D Radiative Transfer in the Next Decade

Baron, Eddie

SSE

6.

Particle Acceleration and Transport on the Sun

Bastian, Tim

SSE

7.

Astrometry - Challenging our Understanding of Stellar Structure and Evolution

Benedict, G. Fritz

SSE, GAN

8.

Coordinated Science in the Gravitational and Electromagnetic Skies

Bloom, Josh

SSE, GCT, CFP

9.

Nuclei in the Cosmos

Brown, Edward

SSE

10.

Understanding Activity in Low Mass Stars

Browning, Matthew

SSE

11.

Toward the End of Stars: Discovering the Galaxy’s Coldest Brown Dwarfs

Burgasser, Adam

SSE, GAN

12.

Mass Transport Processes and their Roles in the Formation, Structure, and Evolution of Stars and Stellar Systems

Carpenter, Kenneth G.

PSF, SSE

13.

From Molecular to Highly-Charged Ions: Expansion of Laboratory Astrophysics Through the Use of the Electrostatic Storage Ring and Electron Beam Ion Trap

Chutjian, Ara

SSE, GAN, CFP

14.

Extremely Metal-Poor Stars: The Local High Redshift Universe

Cohen, Judith

SSE, GAN

15.

Tests of Gravity and Neutron Star Properties from Precision Pulsar Timing and Interferometry

Cordes, James

SSE, CFP

16.

Measuring Stellar Ages and the History of the Milky Way

Covey, Kevin R.

SSE, GAN

17.

Science at Very High Resolution: The Expected and the Unexpected

Creech-Eakman, Michelle

PSF, SSE, GAN

18.

Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs Beyond the Solar Neighborhood

Cruz, Kelle

SSE, GAN

19.

New Astrophysical Opportunities Exploiting Spatio-Temporal Optical Correlations

de Wit, Willem-Jan

PSF, SSE

20.

Astrophysics with radioactive atomic nuclei

Diehl, Roland

SSE, GAN

21.

Balloon and Space based Cosmic Ray Astrophysics

Ellison, Donald

SSE, GAN, CFP

22.

Magnetic flux emergence on the Sun and Sun-like stars

Fan, Yuhong

SSE

23.

Constraining the Bulk Properties of Dense Matter by Measuring Millisecond Pulsar Masses

Freire, Paulo C.

SSE

24.

The Scientific Capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope

Gardner, Jonathan P.

PSF, SEE, GAN, GCT, CFP

25.

Asteroseismology: The Next Frontier in Stellar Astrophysics

Giampapa, Mark

SSE

26.

Causes of Solar Activity

Giampapa, Mark

SSE

27.

Magnetically driven activity in the solar corona: a path to understanding the energetics of astrophysical plasmas

Gibson, Sarah

SSE, GCT

28.

Nuclear Resonances: The quest for large column densities and a new tool

Greiner, Jochen

SSE, GCT

29.

Measuring the Accreting Stellar and Intermediate Mass Black Hole Populations in the Galaxy and Local Group

Grindlay, Jonathan

SSE, GCT

30.

Reference Science Case for a MOAO-fed Deployable-IFU IR Spectrograph (MDIRS) on Extremely Large Telescopes (ELT): Surveys of Star Formation Over Cosmological Timescales

Guzman, Rafael

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

31.

The Stars as a Sun: Secular Variations of Cycling and Non-Cycling Stars

Hall, Jeffrey C.

SSE

32.

What is the Physics of Pulsar Radio Emission?

Hankins, Tim H.

SSE

33.

Tracing the Cosmic Star Formation History to its Beginnings: GRBs as Tools

Hartmann, Dieter H.

SSE, GCT, CFP

34.

Engineering Einstein: Astrophysical Black Holes

Hawley, John

SSE, GCT

35.

Ground-Based Astrometry 2010-2020

Henry, Todd

SSE, GAN

36.

Stellar Physics of the Solar Interior in the Coming Decade

Hill, Frank

SSE

37.

O/IR Polarimetry for the 2010 Decade (SSE): Science at the Edge, Sharp Tools for All

Hoffman, Jennifer L.

SSE

38.

SN Science 2010-2020

Howell, D. Andrew

SSE, CFP

39.

Formation of the Elements

Hughes, John P.

SSE, GAN

40.

Medium Energy Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

Hunter, Stanley D.

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

41.

High Energy Processes in Stellar Remnants

Kaaret, Philip

SSE, GAN

42.

Resolved Stellar Populations in the Milky Way

Kalirai, Jason

SSE, GAN

43.

White Dwarfs as Astrophysical Probes

Kalirai, Jason

SSE, GAN

44.

Solar and Heliospheric Physics with Low Frequency Radio Arrays

Kasper, Justin

SSE, CFP

45.

Echoes of Black Holes: In Search of Rapidly Spinning Black Holes with Timing Observations

Kazanas, Demosthenes

SSE, GCT, CFP

46.

Generation, Evolution and Destruction of Solar Magnetic Fields

Keil, Stephen L.

SSE, CFP

47.

The Exploration of the Unkown

Kellermann, Kenneth

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

48.

Photometric Calibrations for 21st Century Science

Kent, Stephen

SSE, GCT, CFP

49.

The Role of Dwarf Galaxies in Building Large Stellar Halos

Kirby, Evan

SSE, GAN

50.

Solar Dynamo and Magnetic Self-Organization

Kosovichev, Alexander

SSE

51.

Million Degree Plasmas in Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Astrophysics

Kowalski, Michael P.

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

52.

Transients in the Local Universe

Kulkarni, Shri

SSE, GAN, CFP

53.

Extreme Astrophysics with Neutron Stars

Lai, Dong

SSE, CFP

54.

The Dynamic Radio Sky: An Opportunity for Discovery

Lazio, Joseph

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

55.

Nuclear Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

Leising, Mark

SSE

56.

Temporal Variability of Stars and Stellar Systems

Lister, Tim

SSE

57.

A White Paper on US WEB-Based Astronomical Services

Madore, Barry F.

SSE, GAN, GCT

58.

Measuring the Spins of Stellar-Mass Black Holes

McClintock, Jeffrey E.

SSE, CFP

59.

X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Polarimetry

McConnell, Mark

SSE

60.

In Situ Probes of the First Galaxies and Reionization: Gamma-ray Bursts

McQuinn, Matthew

SSE, GCT, CFP

61.

The First Stars, Supernovae, Nucleosynthesis and Galactic Evolution

McWilliam, Andrew

SSE, GAN

62.

Stellar Populations with JWST: the Beginning and the End

Meixner, Margaret

SSE, GAN

63.

Stellar-Mass Black Holes and Their Progenitors

Miller, Jon M.

SSE

64.

High Energy Cosmic Ray Electrons; Scientific Objectives and Perspectives

Mitchell, John W.

SSE, GAN, CFP

65.

Bridging the Gap Between Stars and Planets: The Formation and Early Evolution of Brown Dwarfs

Mohanty, Subhanjoy

SSE

66.

Observational Studies of Potential Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae

Mukai, Koji

SSE, CFP

67.

An Era of Precision Astrophysics: Connecting Stars, Galaxies and the Universe

Olling, Rob P.

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

68.

Mass-Loss and Magnetic Fields as Revealed Through Stellar X-ray Spectroscopy

Osten, Rachel

SSE

69.

Probing neutron stars with gravitational waves

Owen, Benjamin J.

SSE

70.

The Behavior Of Matter Under Extreme Conditions

Paerels, Frits

SSE, CFP

71.

Finding and Using Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Sources

Phinney, E. Sterl

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

72.

X-rays from Supernovae: A Unique Window on the Late Stages of Massive Star Evolution

Pooley, David

SSE

73.

Type II Supernovae as Probes of Cosmlogy

Poznanski, Dovi

SSE, CFP

74.

The Promise of Low-Frequency Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Prince, Tom

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

75.

Quantifying Stellar Mass Loss with High Angular Resolution Imaging

Ridgway, Stephen

SSE

76.

Physics of the Accretion Mound at the Magnetic Poles of Neutron Stars

Rothschild, Richard

SSE

77.

Heating of Stellar Winds

Russell, Christopher

SSE

78.

Understanding Mass-Loss and the Late Evolution of Intermediate Mass Stars: Jets, Disks, Binarity, Dust, and Magnetic Fields

Sahai, Raghvendra

SSE

79.

New Frontiers in Binary Stars: Science at High Angular Resolution

Schaefer, Gail

SSE

80.

A Proposal for a Renewed Research Emphasis in Astrophysical and Celestial Dynamics

Scheeres, Daniel

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT

81.

Dynamos and magnetic fields of the Sun and other cool stars, and their role in the formation and evolution of stars and in the habitability of planets

Schrijver, Carolus J.

PSF, SSE

82.

Structure and Evolution of Pre-Main Sequence Stars

Schulz, Norbert S.

PSF ,SSE

83.

The Magellanic Clouds Survey: a Bridge to Nearby Galaxies

Scowen, Paul

PSF, SSE, GAN

84.

Understanding Global Galactic Star Formation

Scowen, Paul

PSF, SSE

85.

The Origin of the Galactic Cosmic Radiation

Sinnis, Gus

SSE

86.

Supernovae and Their Consequences: Studies with the Generation-X Mission

Slane, Patrick

SSE

87.

Radio Clues to the Progenitors of "Naked" Cosmic Explosions

Soderberg, Alicia M.

SSE

88.

The Dynamic X-ray Sky of the Local Universe

Soderberg, Alicia M.

SSE

89.

The time axis in stellar evolution

Soderblom, David R.

PSF, SSE

90.

Two-Photon_Absorption_by_H2_Molecules:_Origin_of_the_2175A_Astronomical_Band?

Sorokin, Peter P.

PSF, SSE

91.

Multi-Messenger Astronomy with GRBs: A White Paper for the Astro2010 Decadal Survey

Stamatikos, Michael

SSE

92.

Radio Supernovae: Circum-Stellar Investigation (C.S.I.) of Supernova Progenitor Stars

Stockdale, Christopher

SSE

93.

Cosmic Ray Questions at High Energy

Swordy, Simon

SSE, GAN

94.

Optical Astrometry of Accreting Black Holes and Neutron Stars: Scientific Opportunities

Tomsick, John

SSE

95.

X-ray Timing of Stellar Mass Black Holes

Tomsick, John

SSE

96.

Magnetic Fields in Stellar Astrophysics

Uzdensky, Dmitri A.

SSE

97.

Life Cycles of Magnetic Fields in Stellar Evolution

Uzdensky, Dmitri A.

SSE

98.

The Impact of the Astro2010 Recommendations on Variable Star Science

Walkowicz, Lucianne

SSE

99.

Astronomy on Antarctic Plateau

Wang, Lifan

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

100.

Spectropolarimetry of the Next Decade

Wang, Lifan

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT

101.

Centimeter Wave Star Formation Studies in the Galaxy from Radio Sky Surveys

Welch, William J.

PSF, SSE

102.

Coronal "Dark Energy" and Solar/Stellar Activity

White, Stephen

SSE

103.

What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts? The Unique Role of Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Observations

Williams, David A.

SSE

104.

X-Ray Studies of Stars and Planets with Ultrahigh Sensitivity and Resolution

Wolk, Scott

PSF, SSE

105.

New Discoveries in Stars and Stellar Evolution through Advances in Laboratory Astrophysics

Working Group on Laboratory Astrophysics

SSE

106.

Essay: Extragalactic Stellar Populations

Worthey, Guy

SSE, GCT

107.

Explosive Transients in the Distant Universe

Wozniak, Przemyslaw

SSE, GCT

108.

Time Domain Research in Astronomy

York, Donald G.

PSF, SSE, CFP

109.

The Next Decade in Astrochemistry: An Integrated Approach

Ziurys, Lucy M.

SSE, GAN

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The Galactic Neighborhood

 

White Paper Title

Lead Author

Science Frontier Target

1.

Cosmic Accelerators

Arons, Jonathan

SSE, GAN, GCT

2.

Searching for the Secrets of Massive Star Birth

Bally, John

PSF, GAN

3.

The Nuclei of Low-Mass Galaxies and the Search for the Smallest Massive Black Holes

Barth, Aaron

GAN

4.

SEGUE-2 and APOGEE: Revealing the History of the Milky Way

Beers, Timothy C.

GAN

5.

Astrometry - Challenging our Understanding of Stellar Structure and Evolution

Benedict, G. Fritz

SSE, GAN

6.

The Missing Baryons in the Milky Way and Local Group

Bregman, Joel N.

GAN

7.

The History of Star Formation in Galaxies

Brown, Thomas M.

GAN

8.

Dwarf Galaxies in 2010: Revealing Galaxy Formation’s Threshold and Testing the Nature of Dark Matter

Bullock, James

GAN, CFP

9.

Toward the End of Stars: Discovering the Galaxy’s Coldest Brown Dwarfs

Burgasser, Adam

SSE, GAN

10.

Is the Stellar Initial Mass Function Universal?

Calzetti, Daniela

GAN

11.

From Molecular to Highly-Charged Ions: Expansion of Laboratory Astrophysics Through the Use of the Electrostatic Storage Ring and Electron Beam Ion Trap

Chutjian, Ara

SSE, GAN, CFP

12.

The Star Formation History of the Milky Way and Andromeda Bulges

Clarkson, Will

GAN, GCT

13.

O/IR Polarimetry for the 2010 Decade (GAN): Science at the Edge, Sharp Tools for All

Clemens, Dan

GAN

14.

Extremely Metal-Poor Stars: The Local High Redshift Universe

Cohen, Judith

SSE, GAN

15.

Measuring Stellar Ages and the History of the Milky Way

Covey, Kevin R.

SSE, GAN

16.

Science at Very High Resolution: The Expected and the Unexpected

Creech-Eakman, Michelle

PSF, SSE, GAN

17.

Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs Beyond the Solar Neighborhood

Cruz, Kelle

SSE, GAN

18.

New Opportunities in Microlensing and Mesolensing

Di Stefano, Rosanne

GAN

19.

Astrophysics with radioactive atomic nuclei

Diehl, Roland

SSE, GAN

20.

Revealing Magnetic Fields in the Neutral ISM: Outlook and Goals for the Next Decade

Dowell, C. Darren

GAN

21.

Balloon and Space based Cosmic Ray Astrophysics

Ellison, Donald

SSE, GAN, CFP

22.

Cosmic Feedback from Supermassive Black Holes

Fabian, Andrew C.

GAN, GCT

23.

Young stellar clusters and star formation throughout the Galaxy

Feigelson, Eric

PSF, GAN

24.

The Scientific Capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope

Gardner, Jonathan P.

PSF, SEE, GAN, GCT, CFP

25.

The Science Enabled by Ultrahigh Angular Resolution X-ray and Gamma-ray Imaging of Black Holes

Gendreau, Keith

GAN, GCT, CFP

26.

The Galactic Center: A Laboratory for Fundamental Astrophysics and Galactic Nuclei

Ghez, Andrea

GAN, CFP

27.

Minihalos in and Beyond the Local Group

Giovanelli, Riccardo

GAN

28.

Lifecycle of Dust in Galaxies

Gordon, Karl D.

GAN

29.

Mass Spectrum of the Galaxy

Gould, Andrew

GAN

30.

Measuring the Accreting Stellar and Intermediate Mass Black Hole Populations in the Galaxy and Local Group

Grindlay, Jonathan

SSE, GCT

31.

Reference Science Case for a MOAO-fed Deployable-IFU IR Spectrograph (MDIRS) on Extremely Large Telescopes (ELT): Surveys of Star Formation Over Cosmological Timescales

Guzman, Rafael

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

32.

Heavy-Molecule Astrochemistry: Precursors to Life?

Heiles, Carl

PSF, GAN, GCT

33.

The Dominant, Negelected Fourth Force: The Interstellar Magnetic Field

Heiles, Carl

GAN

34.

The New Interstellar Medium: Transitory, Anisotropic, Magnetic, Turbulent

Heiles, Carl

GAN

35.

Ground-Based Astrometry 2010-2020

Henry, Todd

SSE, GAN

36.

Dust Astronomy

Horanyi, Mihaly

PSF, GAN

37.

Formation of the Elements

Hughes, John P.

SSE, GAN

38.

Medium Energy Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

Hunter, Stanley D.

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

39.

White Paper on Ultra-Heavy Cosmic-Ray Astrophysics

Israel, Martin H.

GAN

40.

A Systematic Study of the Stellar Populations and ISM in Galaxies out to the Virgo Cluster: near-field cosmology within a representative slice of the local universe

Jansen, Rolf A.

GAN, GCT

41.

Intense Star Formation in Nearby Merger Galaxies

Johnson, Kelsey

GAN

42.

The Milky Way and Local Volume as Rosetta Stones in Galaxy Formation

Johnston, Kathryn V.

GAN, GCT

43.

Is There a Need for an Improved Celestial Reference Frame ?

Johnston, Kenneth

PSF, GAN, GCT, CFP

44.

High Energy Processes in Stellar Remnants

Kaaret, Philip

SSE, GAN

45.

Resolved Stellar Populations in the Milky Way

Kalirai, Jason

SSE, GAN

46.

White Dwarfs as Astrophysical Probes

Kalirai, Jason

SSE, GAN

47.

The Exploration of the Unkown

Kellermann, Kenneth

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

48.

The Role of Dwarf Galaxies in Building Large Stellar Halos

Kirby, Evan

SSE, GAN

49.

Million Degree Plasmas in Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Astrophysics

Kowalski, Michael P.

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

50.

Transients in the Local Universe

Kulkarni, Shri

SSE, GAN, CFP

51.

Understanding of the role of magnetic fields: Galactic perspective

Lazarian, Alex

GAN

52.

The Dynamic Radio Sky: An Opportunity for Discovery

Lazio, Joseph

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

53.

Solid State Astrophysics: Probing Interstellar Dust and Gas Properties with X-rays

Lee, Julia C.

GAN

54.

Nearby Galaxyes: Templates for Galaxies Across Cosmic Time

Lockman, Felix J.

GAN

55.

Star Formation's Dependence on Environment

Lu, Jessica R.

PSF, GAN

56.

A White Paper on US WEB-Based Astronomical Services

Madore, Barry F.

SSE, GAN, GCT

57.

Project Lyman: Resolving the Physics Behind Reionization

McCandliss, Stephan R.

GAN, GCT, CFP

58.

The First Stars, Supernovae, Nucleosynthesis and Galactic Evolution

McWilliam, Andrew

SSE, GAN

59.

Astrochemistry in Galaxies of the Local Universe

Meier, David S.

GAN

60.

Stellar Populations with JWST: the Beginning and the End

Meixner, Margaret

SSE, GAN

61.

Decadal Survey White Paper: Probing Stellar Dynamics in Galactic Nuclei

Miller, M. Coleman

GAN

62.

High Energy Cosmic Ray Electrons; Scientific Objectives and Perspectives

Mitchell, John W.

SSE, GAN, CFP

63.

Explorations of the Massive Molecular Reservoir at The Galactic Center

Morris, Mark

GAN

64.

Study of Gas Near the Galactic Center Using Infrared Spectra of H3+ and CO

Oka, Takeshi

GAN

65.

An Era of Precision Astrophysics: Connecting Stars, Galaxies and the Universe

Olling, Rob P.

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

66.

The Star Formation Histories of Disk and E/S0 Galaxies from Resolved Stars

Olsen, Knut A.G.

GAN

67.

Finding and Using Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Sources

Phinney, E. Sterl

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

68.

The Promise of Low-Frequency Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Prince, Tom

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

69.

The Very Local Universe in X-rays

Ptak, Andrew

GAN

70.

How do galaxies accrete gas and form stars?

Putman, Mary E.

GAN, GCT

71.

Motions of Galaxies in the Local Group and Beyond:

Reid, Mark

GAN

72.

Structure and Dynamics of the Milky Way

Reid, Mark J.

GAN

73.

The Formation and Evolution of Star Cluster Systems

Rhode, Katherine

GAN

74.

The Chemical Evolution of the Galactic Bulge

Rich, R. Michael

GAN

75.

Structure and Substructure of Galactic Spheroids

Romanowsky, Aaron

GAN

76.

Understanding the Evolution of Molecules in Space: Implications for Astrophysics, Astrochemistry, and Astrobiology

Sandford, Scott

PSF, GAN, GCT

77.

A Proposal for a Renewed Research Emphasis in Astrophysical and Celestial Dynamics

Scheeres, Daniel

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT

78.

Distribution and Structure of Matter in and around Galaxies

Schulz, Norbert S.

GAN, GCT, CFP

79.

The Magellanic Clouds Survey: a Bridge to Nearby Galaxies

Scowen, Paul

PSF, SSE, GAN

80.

The Cosmic Web

Sembach, Kenneth

GAN, GCT

81.

Plasma Physics Processes of the Interstellar Medium

Spangler, Steven R.

GAN

82.

Star Formation Through Cosmic Time: From Local Galaxies to the Early Universe

Stacey, Gordon J.

GAN, GCT

83.

Starburst Galaxies: Outflows of Metals and Energy into the IGM

Strickland, David

GAN, GCT

84.

Cosmic Ray Questions at High Energy

Swordy, Simon

SSE, GAN

85.

Astronomy on Antarctic Plateau

Wang, Lifan

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

86.

Spectropolarimetry of the Next Decade

Wang, Lifan

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT

87.

New Discoveries in the Galactic Neighborhood Through Advances in Laboratory Astrophysics

Working Group on Laboratory Astrophysics

GAN

88.

Deciphering Galaxy Formation with Resolved Stellar Populations

Wyse, Rosemary

GAN, GCT

89.

Accreting Binary Populations and ISM Evolution in Galaxies

Zezas, Andreas

GAN, GCT

90.

The Next Decade in Astrochemistry: An Integrated Approach

Ziurys, Lucy M.

SSE, GAN

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Galaxies Across Cosmic Time

 

White Paper Title

Lead Author

Science Frontier Target

1.

Lifting the Cosmic Veil on the Co-evolution of Black Holes and Galaxies: The Role of Far-Infrared Spectroscopy from Space

Armus, Lee

GCT

2.

Galaxy Clusters Across Cosmic Time

Arnaud, Monique

GCT

3.

Cosmic Accelerators

Arons, Jonathan

SSE, GAN, GCT

4.

Science Potential of Extragalactic VHE Gamma-ray Observations

Benbow, Wystan

GCT

5.

A complete view of galaxy evolution: panchromatic luminosity functions and the generation of metals

Blain, Andrew

GCT

6.

Coordinated Science in the Gravitational and Electromagnetic Skies

Bloom, Josh

SSE, GCT, CFP

7.

First Galaxies: Exploring the Reionization Epoch

Bouwens, Rychard

GCT

8.

The Cosmic Web of Baryons

Bregman, Joel N.

GCT, CFP

9.

Imaging the cool gas, dust, star formation, and AGN in the first galaxies

Carilli, Chris

GCT, CFP

10.

High Redshift Radio Galaxies: Laboratories for Massive Galaxy and Cluster Formation in the early Universe

Carilli, Chris

GCT

11.

Plasma Physics in Clusters of Galaxies

Chandran, Benjamin D. G.

GCT, CFP

12.

Origin and evolution of cosmic accelerators - the unique discovery potential of an UHE neutrino telescope

Chen, Pisin

GCT, CFP

13.

FRI radio galaxies at 1 < z < 2 Studying the building blocks of today's most massive galaxies and clusters

Chiaberge, Marco

GCT

14.

The Star Formation History of the Milky Way and Andromeda Bulges

Clarkson, Will

GAN, GCT

15.

First Light Sources at the End of the Dark Ages: Direct Observations of Population III Stars, Proto-Galaxies, and Supernovae During the Reionization Epoch

Cooke, Jeff

GCT, CFP

16.

Lifting the Veil on the Black Hole-Galaxy Connection: Opportunities for 2010-2020

Coppi, Paolo

GCT

17.

Gravitational Wave Astronomy Using Pulsars: Massive Black Hole Mergers & the Early Universe

Demorest, Paul

GCT, CFP

18.

Cosmology from a Redshift Survey of 200 Million Galaxies

Eisenstein, Daniel

GCT, CFP

19.

Active Galaxies and Quasars, 2010-2020

Elvis, Martin

GCT, CFP

20.

Cosmic Feedback from Supermassive Black Holes

Fabian, Andrew C.

GAN, GCT

21.

Science Frontiers In Galaxy Evolution: Deep-Wide Surveys

Ferguson, Henry

GCT

22.

Astrophysics from the Highly-Redshifted 21 cm Line

Furlanetto, Steven

GCT

23.

The Scientific Capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope

Gardner, Jonathan P.

PSF, SEE, GAN, GCT, CFP

24.

The Science Enabled by Ultrahigh Angular Resolution X-ray and Gamma-ray Imaging of Black Holes

Gendreau, Keith

GAN, GCT, CFP

25.

Probing Quiescent Massive Black Holes: Insights from Tidal Disruption Events

Gezari, Suvi

GCT

26.

Galaxy clusters and the cosmic cycle of baryons across cosmic times

Giacconi, Riccardo

GCT

27.

The Quest For a Physical Understanding of Galaxies Across the Cosmic Time

Giavalisco, Mauro

GCT, CFP

28.

Magnetically driven activity in the solar corona: a path to understanding the energetics of astrophysical plasmas

Gibson, Sarah

SSE, GCT

29.

Understanding the State of the Intracluster Medium in Galaxy Clusters

Golwala, Sunil

GCT

30.

Nuclear Resonances: The quest for large column densities and a new tool

Greiner, Jochen

SSE, GCT

31.

Measuring the Accreting Stellar and Intermediate Mass Black Hole Populations in the Galaxy and Local Group

Grindlay, Jonathan

SSE, GCT

32.

Understanding the Astrophysics of Galaxy Evolution: the role of spectroscopic surveys in the next decade

Gunn, James E.

GCT, CFP

33.

Reference Science Case for a MOAO-fed Deployable-IFU IR Spectrograph (MDIRS) on Extremely Large Telescopes (ELT): Surveys of Star Formation Over Cosmological Timescales

Guzman, Rafael

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

34.

Reading the Metal Diaries of the Universe: Tracing Cosmic Chemical Evolution

Hartmann, Dieter

GCT, CFP

35.

Tracing the Cosmic Star Formation History to its Beginnings: GRBs as Tools

Hartmann, Dieter H.

SSE, GCT, CFP

36.

Engineering Einstein: Astrophysical Black Holes

Hawley, John

SSE, GCT

37.

Large-scale, Optical/Near-IR Galaxy Surveys with a 4-m Space Telescope

Heap, Sara R.

PSF, GCT, CFP

38.

Heavy-Molecule Astrochemistry: Precursors to Life?

Heiles, Carl

PSF, GAN, GCT

39.

Direct in situ Observations of Magnetic Fields in Galaxies at Increasingly High Redshifts

Heiles, Carl

GCT

40.

O/IR Polarimetry for the 2010 Decade (CGT): Science at the Edge, Sharp Tools for All

Hines, Dean C.

GCT

41.

The Buildup of Early-Type Galaxies: Measuring the Formation and Assembly of Stellar Mass Since z~2.5

Holden, Bradford

GCT

42.

Medium Energy Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

Hunter, Stanley D.

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

43.

A Systematic Study of the Stellar Populations and ISM in Galaxies out to the Virgo Cluster: near-field cosmology within a representative slice of the local universe

Jansen, Rolf A.

GAN, GCT

44.

Galaxy Assembly and SMBH/AGN-growth from Cosmic Dawn to the End of Reionization (revised)

Jansen, Rolf A.

GCT, CFP

45.

The Milky Way and Local Volume as Rosetta Stones in Galaxy Formation

Johnston, Kathryn V.

GAN, GCT

46.

Is There a Need for an Improved Celestial Reference Frame ?

Johnston, Kenneth

PSF, GAN, GCT, CFP

47.

Probing Galaxy Evolution with HI 21cm Absorption Spectroscopy

Kanekar, Nissim

GCT

48.

Echoes of Black Holes: In Search of Rapidly Spinning Black Holes with Timing Observations

Kazanas, Demosthenes

SSE, GCT, CFP

49.

The Exploration of the Unkown

Kellermann, Kenneth

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

50.

Photometric Calibrations for 21st Century Science

Kent, Stephen

SSE, GCT, CFP

51.

Tracing the Mass Buildup of Supermassive Black Holes and their Host Galaxies

Koekemoer, Anton M.

GCT, CFP

52.

Strong Gravitational Lensing as a Probe of Gravity, Dark-Matter and Super-Massive Black Holes

Koopmans, Leon

GCT, CFP

53.

Million Degree Plasmas in Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Astrophysics

Kowalski, Michael P.

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

54.

Active Galactic Nuclei and their role in Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Kraemer, Steve

GCT

55.

Towards the 2020 vision of the baryon content of galaxy groups and clusters

Kravtsov, Andrey

GCT, CFP

56.

Understanding Galaxy Assembly

Labbe, Ivo

GCT

57.

Kinematics and Formation Mechanisms of High-Redshift Galaxies

Law, David R.

GCT

58.

The Dynamic Radio Sky: An Opportunity for Discovery

Lazio, Joseph

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

59.

The Formation and Growth of the First Black Holes

Lehmer, Bret

GCT

60.

The Need for Plasma Astrophysics in Understanding Life Cycles of Active Galaxies

Li, Hui

GCT, CFP

61.

Massive Black Holes Across Cosmic Time

Madau, Piero

GCT

62.

A White Paper on US WEB-Based Astronomical Services

Madore, Barry F.

SSE, GAN, GCT

63.

Diffuse Baryonic Matter Beyond 2020

Markevitch, Maxim

GCT, CFP

64.

Exploring the Most Compact Regions of Relativistic Jets with the Ultra-high Angular Resolution of Space VLBI

Marscher, Alan

GCT

65.

The Science Enabled by UV Emission Line Mapping of the Intergalactic Medium and Circum-Galactic Medium

Martin, Christopher

GCT, CFP

66.

Project Lyman: Resolving the Physics Behind Reionization

McCandliss, Stephan R.

GAN, GCT, CFP

67.

In Situ Probes of the First Galaxies and Reionization: Gamma-ray Bursts

McQuinn, Matthew

SSE, GCT, CFP

68.

Fundamental Accretion and Ejection Astrophysics

Miller, Jon M.

GCT

69.

Probing Stellar Dynamics in Galactic Nuclei

Miller, M. Coleman

GCT

70.

The growth and evolution of super massive black holes

Murray, Stephen S.

GCT

71.

Galaxy Cluster Astrophysics and Cosmology: Questions and Opportunities for the Coming Decade

Myers, Steven T.

GCT, CFP

72.

The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes Across Cosmic Time

Nandra, Kirpal

GCT

73.

Mass makeup of galaxies

Ofek, Eran O.

GCT

74.

An Era of Precision Astrophysics: Connecting Stars, Galaxies and the Universe

Olling, Rob P.

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

75.

Observing the Evolution of the Universe

Page, Lyman

GCT, CFP

76.

Finding and Using Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Sources

Phinney, E. Sterl

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

77.

The Promise of Low-Frequency Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Prince, Tom

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

78.

Dissecting the Epoch of Reionization with Discrete, Embedded Sources

Prochaska, J. Xavier

GCT, CFP

79.

How do galaxies accrete gas and form stars?

Putman, Mary E.

GAN, GCT

80.

Calling All Baryons - Low Light Level Observations of the Cosmic Web

Rauch, Michael

GCT, CFP

81.

Clusters and Large-Scale Structure: the Synchrotron Keys

Rudnick, Lawrence

GCT, CFP

82.

Understanding the Evolution of Molecules in Space: Implications for Astrophysics, Astrochemistry, and Astrobiology

Sandford, Scott

PSF, GAN, GCT

83.

A Proposal for a Renewed Research Emphasis in Astrophysical and Celestial Dynamics

Scheeres, Daniel

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT

84.

Distribution and Structure of Matter in and around Galaxies

Schulz, Norbert S.

GAN, GCT, CFP

85.

The Cosmic Web

Sembach, Kenneth

GAN, GCT

86.

Star Formation Through Cosmic Time: From Local Galaxies to the Early Universe

Stacey, Gordon J.

GAN, GCT

87.

Galaxy Evolution Studies with Deep, Wide-field, Near-Infrared Surveys

Stanford, Spencer A.

GCT

88.

Mapping the `Cosmic Web' During the Peak Epoch of Galaxy Formation

Steidel, Charles C.

GCT, CFP

89.

Starburst Galaxies: Outflows of Metals and Energy into the IGM

Strickland, David

GAN, GCT

90.

Concept and a Novel Design for an All Sky Low Energy Gamma-ray Observatory

Ulmer, Mel

GCT, CFP

91.

X-ray Cluster Cosmology

Vikhlinin, Alexey

GCT

92.

Astronomy on Antarctic Plateau

Wang, Lifan

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

93.

Spectropolarimetry of the Next Decade

Wang, Lifan

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT

94.

What is the Structure of Relativistic Jets in AGN on Scales of Light Days?

Wehrle, Ann

GCT

95.

The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: Precision measurement of the absolute cosmic distance scale

White, Martin

GCT, CFP

96.

Galaxies Across Cosmic Time with JWST

Windhorst, Rogier A.

GCT

97.

New Discoveries in Galaxies across Cosmic Time through Advances in Laboratory Astrophysics

Working Group on Laboratory Astrophysics

GCT

98.

Essay: Extragalactic Stellar Populations

Worthey, Guy

SSE, GCT

99.

Explosive Transients in the Distant Universe

Wozniak, Przemyslaw

SSE, GCT

100.

Tracing the Evolution and Distribution of Metallicity in the Early Universe

Wright, Shelley

GCT

101.

Deciphering Galaxy Formation with Resolved Stellar Populations

Wyse, Rosemary

GAN, GCT

102.

The formation and evolution of the cold gas component and the baryonic mass build-up history in galaxies

Yun, Min S.

GCT

103.

Accreting Binary Populations and ISM Evolution in Galaxies

Zezas, Andreas

GAN, GCT

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Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

 

White Paper Title

Lead Author

Science Frontier Target

1.

Detection of Dark Matter Decay in the X-ray

Abazajian, Kevork

CFP

2.

The Dark Side of Reionization: Probing Cooling in the Early Universe

Appleton, Philip

CFP

3.

X-ray Timing of Neutron Stars, Astrophysical Probes of Extreme Physics

Arzoumanian, Zaven

SSE, CFP

4.

Testing Gravitational Time Delay Predictions of General Relativity

Ashby, Neil

CFP

5.

Coordinated Science in the Gravitational and Electromagnetic Skies

Bloom, Josh

SSE, GCT, CFP

6.

Cosmology with Water-vapor Megamasers

Braatz, James

CFP

7.

The Cosmic Web of Baryons

Bregman, Joel N.

GCT, CFP

8.

Spin and Relativistic Phenomena Around Black Holes

Brenneman, Laura

CFP

9.

Cosmology and Fundamental Physics with Gamma-Ray Astronomy

Buckley, James

CFP

10.

Dwarf Galaxies in 2010: Revealing Galaxy Formation’s Threshold and Testing the Nature of Dark Matter

Bullock, James

GAN, CFP

11.

Space Time Asymmetry Research (STAR)

Byer, Robert L.

CFP

12.

For a Comprehensive Space-Based Dark Energy Mission

Cahn, Robert

CFP

13.

Imaging the cool gas, dust, star formation, and AGN in the first galaxies

Carilli, Chris

GCT, CFP

14.

Plasma Physics in Clusters of Galaxies

Chandran, Benjamin D. G.

GCT, CFP

15.

A Panchromatic Search for Light Bosons in Astrophysical Environments

Chelouche, Doron

CFP

16.

Origin and evolution of cosmic accelerators - the unique discovery potential of an UHE neutrino telescope

Chen, Pisin

GCT, CFP

17.

From Molecular to Highly-Charged Ions: Expansion of Laboratory Astrophysics Through the Use of the Electrostatic Storage Ring and Electron Beam Ion Trap

Chutjian, Ara

SSE, GAN, CFP

18.

Detailed dark matter maps of galaxy cluster substructure and direct comparison to simulations

Coe, Dan

CFP

19.

First Light Sources at the End of the Dark Ages: Direct Observations of Population III Stars, Proto-Galaxies, and Supernovae During the Reionization Epoch

Cooke, Jeff

GCT, CFP

20.

A New Era in Extragalactic Background Light Measurements: The Cosmic History of Accretion, Nucleosynthesis and Reionization

Cooray, Asantha

CFP

21.

Tests of Gravity and Neutron Star Properties from Precision Pulsar Timing and Interferometry

Cordes, James

SSE, CFP

22.

SN Ia Cosmology and Deep Imaging Survey

Crotts, Arlin

CFP

23.

Gravitational Wave Astronomy Using Pulsars: Massive Black Hole Mergers & the Early Universe

Demorest, Paul

GCT, CFP

24.

The Origin of the Universe as Revealed Through the Polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background

Dodelson, Scott

CFP

25.

Imaging an Event Horizon: submm-VLBI of a Super Massive Black Hole

Doeleman, Sheperd

CFP

26.

Cosmology from a Redshift Survey of 200 Million Galaxies

Eisenstein, Daniel

GCT, CFP

27.

Balloon and Space based Cosmic Ray Astrophysics

Ellison, Donald

SSE, GAN, CFP

28.

Active Galaxies and Quasars, 2010-2020

Elvis, Martin

GCT, CFP

29.

Beaming Selection and SN-GRB-Jets Evolution

Fargion, Daniele

CFP

30.

Tau Neutrino Astronomy by GZK UHE He

Fargion, Daniele

CFP

31.

Cosmology from the Highly-Redshifted 21 cm Line

Furlanetto, Steven

CFP

32.

The Scientific Capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope

Gardner, Jonathan P.

PSF, SEE, GAN, GCT, CFP

33.

The Science Enabled by Ultrahigh Angular Resolution X-ray and Gamma-ray Imaging of Black Holes

Gendreau, Keith

GAN, GCT, CFP

34.

The Galactic Center: A Laboratory for Fundamental Astrophysics and Galactic Nuclei

Ghez, Andrea

GAN, CFP

35.

The Quest For a Physical Understanding of Galaxies Across the Cosmic Time

Giavalisco, Mauro

GCT, CFP

36.

Calibrating Galaxy Clusters as a Tool for Cosmology via Studies of the Intracluster Medium

Golwala, Sunil

CFP

37.

Wide Field Imager in Space for Dark Energy and Planets

Gould, Andrew

PSF, CFP

38.

Estimation of the Hubble Constant and Con-straint on Descriptions of Dark Energy

Greenhill, Lincoln

CFP

39.

Understanding the Astrophysics of Galaxy Evolution: the role of spectroscopic surveys in the next decade

Gunn, James E.

GCT, CFP

40.

Reference Science Case for a MOAO-fed Deployable-IFU IR Spectrograph (MDIRS) on Extremely Large Telescopes (ELT): Surveys of Star Formation Over Cosmological Timescales

Guzman, Rafael

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

41.

Dedicated Indirect Searches for Dark Matter Using Antideuterons

Hailey, Chuck

CFP

42.

Reading the Metal Diaries of the Universe: Tracing Cosmic Chemical Evolution

Hartmann, Dieter

GCT, CFP

43.

Tracing the Cosmic Star Formation History to its Beginnings: GRBs as Tools

Hartmann, Dieter H.

SSE, GCT, CFP

44.

Large-scale, Optical/Near-IR Galaxy Surveys with a 4-m Space Telescope

Heap, Sara R.

PSF, GCT, CFP

45.

Interpreting the Dark Energy Figure of Merit

Hirata, Christopher

CFP

46.

Gravitational Waves from New Physics

Hogan, Craig

CFP

47.

Precision Cosmology with Gravitational Waves

Hogan, Craig

CFP

48.

SN Science 2010-2020

Howell, D. Andrew

SSE, CFP

49.

Medium Energy Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

Hunter, Stanley D.

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

50.

Galaxy Assembly and SMBH/AGN-growth from Cosmic Dawn to the End of Reionization (revised)

Jansen, Rolf A.

GCT, CFP

51.

Is There a Need for an Improved Celestial Reference Frame ?

Johnston, Kenneth

PSF, GAN, GCT, CFP

52.

Probing Fundamental Constant Evolution with Astronomical Spectroscopy

Kanekar, Nissim

CFP

53.

Solar and Heliospheric Physics with Low Frequency Radio Arrays

Kasper, Justin

SSE, CFP

54.

Echoes of Black Holes: In Search of Rapidly Spinning Black Holes with Timing Observations

Kazanas, Demosthenes

SSE, GCT, CFP

55.

Generation, Evolution and Destruction of Solar Magnetic Fields

Keil, Stephen L.

SSE, CFP

56.

The Exploration of the Unkown

Kellermann, Kenneth

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

57.

Photometric Calibrations for 21st Century Science

Kent, Stephen

SSE, GCT, CFP

58.

Tracing the Mass Buildup of Supermassive Black Holes and their Host Galaxies

Koekemoer, Anton M.

GCT, CFP

59.

Non-Gaussianity as a Probe of the Physics of the Primordial Universe and the Astrophysics of the Low Redshift Universe

Komatsu, Eiichiro

CFP

60.

Strong Gravitational Lensing as a Probe of Gravity, Dark-Matter and Super-Massive Black Holes

Koopmans, Leon

GCT, CFP

61.

Million Degree Plasmas in Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Astrophysics

Kowalski, Michael P.

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

62.

Towards the 2020 vision of the baryon content of galaxy groups and clusters

Kravtsov, Andrey

GCT, CFP

63.

Transients in the Local Universe

Kulkarni, Shri

SSE, GAN, CFP

64.

Astrophysical probes of dark matter properties

Kusenko, Alexander

CFP

65.

Extreme Astrophysics with Neutron Stars

Lai, Dong

SSE, CFP

66.

Radio Detection of UHE-Neutrinos: Cosmic Tracers of the High Energy Universe

Langston, Glen

CFP

67.

Understanding Polarized Foreground from Dust: Towards Reliable Measurements of CMB Polarization

Lazarian, Alex

CFP

68.

The Dynamic Radio Sky: An Opportunity for Discovery

Lazio, Joseph

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

69.

The Need for Plasma Astrophysics in Understanding Life Cycles of Active Galaxies

Li, Hui

GCT, CFP

70.

Diffuse Baryonic Matter Beyond 2020

Markevitch, Maxim

GCT, CFP

71.

Dark Matter Structures in the Universe: Prospects for Optical Astronomy in the Next Decade

Marshall, Phil

CFP

72.

The Science Enabled by UV Emission Line Mapping of the Intergalactic Medium and Circum-Galactic Medium

Martin, Christopher

GCT, CFP

73.

Project Lyman: Resolving the Physics Behind Reionization

McCandliss, Stephan R.

GAN, GCT, CFP

74.

Measuring the Spins of Stellar-Mass Black Holes

McClintock, Jeffrey E.

SSE, CFP

75.

In Situ Probes of the First Galaxies and Reionization: Gamma-ray Bursts

McQuinn, Matthew

SSE, GCT, CFP

76.

Inflation and the Power of a High-z Galaxy Redshift Survey

Melnick, Gary J.

CFP

77.

STEP, The Satellite Test Of The Equivalence Principla

Mester, John

CFP

78.

High Energy Cosmic Ray Electrons; Scientific Objectives and Perspectives

Mitchell, John W.

SSE, GAN, CFP

79.

Strong gravitational lensing probes of the particle nature of dark matter

Moustakas, Leonidas A.

CFP

80.

Observational Studies of Potential Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae

Mukai, Koji

SSE, CFP

81.

Galaxy Cluster Astrophysics and Cosmology: Questions and Opportunities for the Coming Decade

Myers, Steven T.

GCT, CFP

82.

The Billion Galaxy Cosmological HI Large Deep Survey (BiG-CHILDS)

Myers, Steven T.

CFP

83.

The astrophysics of ultra-compact binaries

Nelemans, Gijs

CFP

84.

Combining JDEM and Exoplanet Missions

Noecker, M. Charles

PSF, CFP

85.

White Paper on Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays

Olinto, Angela V.

CFP

86.

An Era of Precision Astrophysics: Connecting Stars, Galaxies and the Universe

Olling, Rob P.

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

87.

The Behavior Of Matter Under Extreme Conditions

Paerels, Frits

SSE, CFP

88.

X-ray Spectroscopy of the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium

Paerels, Frits

CFP

89.

Observing the Evolution of the Universe

Page, Lyman

GCT, CFP

90.

Condensed Matter Analogues of Cosmological Phenomena.

Penanen, Konstantin

CFP

91.

21-cm Intensity Mapping

Peterson, Jeffrey B.

CFP

92.

Finding and Using Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Sources

Phinney, E. Sterl

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

93.

Type II Supernovae as Probes of Cosmlogy

Poznanski, Dovi

SSE, CFP

94.

The Promise of Low-Frequency Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Prince, Tom

SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

95.

Dissecting the Epoch of Reionization with Discrete, Embedded Sources

Prochaska, J. Xavier

GCT, CFP

96.

Calling All Baryons - Low Light Level Observations of the Cosmic Web

Rauch, Michael

GCT, CFP

97.

Dark Energy from a Space-Based Platform

Riess, Adam

CFP

98.

Clusters and Large-Scale Structure: the Synchrotron Keys

Rudnick, Lawrence

GCT, CFP

99.

Direct Searches for Dark Matter

Sadoulet, Bernard

CFP

100.

Hubble Accelerations Described Relative to Mass Distributions in theUniverse through the Use of Cosmological Kinematics

Savickas, David

CFP

101.

Distribution and Structure of Matter in and around Galaxies

Schulz, Norbert S.

GAN, GCT, CFP

102.

Will Einstein Have the Last Word on Gravity?

Schutz, Bernard

CFP

103.

The Case for Deep, Wide-Field Cosmology

Scranton, Ryan

CFP

104.

Properties of Dark Matter Revealed by Astrometric Measurements of the Milky Way and Local Galaxies

Shaya, Edward

CFP

105.

Mapping the `Cosmic Web' During the Peak Epoch of Galaxy Formation

Steidel, Charles C.

GCT, CFP

106.

First light and reionization : open questions in the post-JWST era

Stiavelli, Massimo

CFP

107.

Space Time Asymmetry Research (STAR)

Sun, Ke-Xun

CFP

108.

White paper on Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays -Extreme Universe Space Observatory on the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM-EUSO)

Takahashi, Yoshiyuki

CFP

109.

Opportunities for Probing Fundamental Gravity with Solar System Experiments

Turyshev, Slava G.

CFP

110.

Concept and a Novel Design for an All Sky Low Energy Gamma-ray Observatory

Ulmer, Mel

GCT, CFP

111.

Cosmological studies with a large-area X-ray telescope

Vikhlinin, Alexey

CFP

112.

Astronomy on Antarctic Plateau

Wang, Lifan

PSF, SSE, GAN, GCT, CFP

113.

Probing Gravity and Cosmology with Ground-based Gravitational Wave Detectors

Whitcomb, Stan

CFP

114.

The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: Precision measurement of the absolute cosmic distance scale

White, Martin

GCT, CFP

115.

New Discoveries in Cosmology and Fundamental Physics through Advances in Laboratory Astrophysics

Working Group on Laboratory Astrophysics

CFP

116.

Time Domain Research in Astronomy

York, Donald G.

PSF, SSE, CFP

117.

Exploring Dark Energy with Next-Generation Photometric Redshift Surveys

Zhan, Hu

CFP

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