Motivation and goals of the workshop
The 2020 Decadal survey report, “Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s”, has recommended a new line of probe missions for the coming decade, that would provide powerful capabilities not possible at the Explorer scale. The report also identified a far-IR or X-ray probe as highest priority to accomplishing the survey’s scientific goals.
To address these scientific priorities and provide a far-IR observatory for the entire community for the next decade, we are developing PRIMA: the PRobe far-Infrared Mission for Astrophysics. The goal of this one-day, virtual workshop is to discuss and refine the science case and required capabilities of PRIMA. Registration for the workshop is required.
In order to collect community input on the science and technical priorities for PRIMA ahead of the workshop, we have created a PRIMA community survey that is now open for your consideration. Your inputs will be greatly appreciated and feed directly into choices being considered now for PRIMA.