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Building A Field: The Future of Astronomy with Gravitational Waves, A State of The Profession Consideration for Astro2020

By SpaceRef Editor
December 18, 2019
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Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Joey Shapiro Key, Brittany Kamai, Robert Caldwell, Warren Brown, Bill Gabella, Karan Jani, Quentin Baghi, John Baker, Jillian Bellovary, Pete Bender, Emanuele Berti, T.J. Brandt, Curt Cutler, John W. Conklin, Michael Eracleous, Elizabeth C. Ferrara, Bernard J. Kelly, Shane L. Larson, Jeff Livas, Maura McLaughlin, Sean T. McWilliams, Guido Mueller, Priyamvada Natarajan, Norman Rioux, Jeremy Schnittman, David Shoemaker, Deirdre Shoemaker, Robin Stebbins, Ira Thorpe, John Ziemer

(Submitted on 16 Dec 2019)

Harnessing the sheer discovery potential of gravitational wave astronomy will require bold, deliberate, and sustained efforts to train and develop the requisite workforce. The next decade requires a strategic plan to build — from the ground up — a robust, open, and well-connected gravitational wave astronomy community with deep participation from traditional astronomers, physicists, data scientists, and instrumentalists. This basic infrastructure is sorely needed as an enabling foundation for research. We outline a set of recommendations for funding agencies, universities, and professional societies to help build a thriving, diverse, and inclusive new field.

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (astro-ph.HE)

Cite as: arXiv:1912.07642 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1912.07642v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Kelly Holley-Bockelmann 

[v1] Mon, 16 Dec 2019 19:12:26 UTC (8,631 KB)

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