16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13093 > Paper 13093-79
Paper 13093-79

NASA technology development for Time-Domain and Multi-Messenger Astronomy

20 June 2024 • 15:30 - 15:50 Japan Standard Time | Room G414/415, North - 4F

Abstract

The Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics 2020 issued in 2021 by the National Academies delivered strong recommendations for NASA to consider future missions to complement detections of gravitational waves and neutrinos with electromagnetic observations in space, and more generally to sustain its fleet of missions that contribute to the science enabled by multi-messenger and time-domain astronomy. In this presentation we discuss the current technology investments by NASA in this vibrant field, including detector development, infrastructure, suborbital experiments, and small satellites.

Presenter

NASA (United States)
I am a Program Scientist at NASA Headquarters with a background in high-energy astrophysics specializing in transient phenomena. As a member of the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope's Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor I contributed to both the development and operation of the mission, and published in areas as diverse as gamma-ray bursts, terrestrial gamma-ray flashes associated with lightning, solar flare observations, and the gamma-ray counterparts to gravitational-wave signals. I currently manage the high-energy astrophysics portfolio in the Astrophysics Division of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, the Physics of the Cosmos Program, and I lead the Time-Domain and Multi-Messenger Initiative.
Presenter/Author
NASA (United States)
Author
Antonino Cucchiara
NASA (United States)
Author
Rachele Cocks
NASA (United States)