Astro 2020 Science White Papers
With the ngVLA Science Book publication imminent, ending up with nearly 90 contributions (~850+ pages) written by more than 285 unique authors, we are now turning our focus to quickstart white paper coordination in response to the the 2020 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey (Astro2020) Call for White Papers, which has been published by the National Academies of Science. To help facilitate coordination across the multi-wavelength community, the NRAO and ngVLA SAC have created a website to compile and broadly disseminate white paper topics, ideas, and submissions, particularly those relevant to a next generation Very Large Array:
This website and planned white papers list will be publicly available and will strive to enable improved communication regarding Astro 2020.
To add summary information to this website regarding an Astro 2020 white paper that you intend to submit, you need complete only a brief form with your paper’s title, the first author, any contributing authors, and a very brief description. Alternatively, this information can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, and NRAO staff will update the website table appropriately.
Astro 2020 white paper submissions will be open from Monday, 7 January 2019 (12:01 a.m. EST) through Friday, 18 January 2019 (11:59 p.m). Please visit the National Academies website for additional information.
The NRAO looks forward to working with the astronomy community and the National Academies to craft an exciting future that opens vast new discovery space and enables the highest impact science.