In order to assure the continuity of space-based gamma-ray astronomy
within the next decades, we propose to meet during a two-day workshop on
March 10 and 11, 2009 at
ISAS, Bldg A, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
The purpose of our meeting will be to examine the perspectives for
hard-X / soft gamma-ray astronomy and discuss possible future mission
scenarios in light of the scientific objectives of the community. What
are the key science questions that have to be tackled by the next
generation of instruments in the field ? What are the innstrumental
requirements in imaging, spectroscopy, polarisation ? What is the
sensitivity level which is REALLY needed ? Which instrumental
concept(s) can satisfy the science requirements ? In which programatic
context a joint gamma-ray mission can be proposed in the near future
in Europe, Japan, the US ?
Please let us know if you will participate in the meeting as soon as possible.
If you provide us with the title of a short contribution
before the end of january,
we will include it in the draft agenda that will be
circulated in the beginning of february.
Please send your reply to the following address
gamma2009 atmark astro.isas.jaxa.jp
With our best wishes for a happy and successful 2009 !
Tad Takahashi, Steve Boggs and Peter von Ballmoos
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