NASA Primordial Polarization Program Definition Team – Representatives Needed

By Keith Cowing
May 27, 2007

NASA is seeking representatives of the astronomical community to serve on the Primordial Polarization Program Definition Team (PPPDT). Members of the PPPDT will work in collaboration with NASA Headquarters and the astronomical community to provide input for a space-based Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarization mission. The PPPDT will help provide technical input from the astronomy community on questions relating to the science mission and technology developments required for this investigation and will help disseminate information about such a mission to the community. Astronomers from the U.S. and other countries are eligible for membership.

Interested applicants should respond with a short (approximately 2 page) letter and brief (approximately 1 page) curriculum vitae. This letter should provide a brief outline of experience the applicant would bring to the PPPDT and should identify aspects of the mission of particular interest to the applicant. To receive full consideration, responses must be received at NASA Headquarters by May 24, 2007. Applications may be e-mailed to [email protected]. For further information may be obtained by contacting the NASA Infrared/Submillimeter Discipline Scientist, Eric Smith by email or phone (202)-358-2439. [Source: NAI Newsletter]

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