2013-2014 Science Planning Summaries
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Science Coordination Office for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (SCOARA-II)
 

Program Manager:
Dr. Vladimir Papitashvili

Event Number: A-370-S
NSF/PLR Award 0750083

ASC POC/Implementer:
John Rand / Paul Sullivan

Dr. John Carlstrom (Principal Investigator)
jc@kicp.uchicago.edu
http://astro.uchicago.edu/scoara/External Non U.S. Government Site

University of Chicago
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Chicago, Illinois

Supporting Stations:  South Pole Station
Research Locations:  Dark Sector

Project Description:
Antarctica's tremendous potential for cosmology and astrophysics can be realized best if the scientists involved understand and participate in the management, planning and oversight of the shared resources and logistical support necessary to conduct research. The Science Coordination Office for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (SCOARA) is an intellectual partnership composed of and directed by these scientists to ensure that the highest quality astrophysical research is conducted at the South Pole.

Field Season Overview:
Project team members will continue their operational support of astrophysical research at South Pole Station.

Deploying Team Members:

  • Derek Aboltins
  • Robert Pernic
  • Robert Pernic

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