NASA annually solicits proposals for the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program (ADAP) under Appendix D.2 of the omnibus ROSES NRA. In an effort to maintain a vibrant research program, we are seeking to expand our database of prospective ADAP reviewers to more fully reflect the diversity of the astronomical community by offering this opportunity for interested individuals to volunteer for future service at an ADAP review. This is an open volunteer opportunity that is not tied to a specific ADAP solicitation. Signing up does not commit you to serve as a reviewer for any specific ADAP proposal review, nor is NASA obligated to invite you to serve on a future ADAP review panel. The only requirements for volunteering are that: (1) you are expected to have earned your Ph.D. prior to serving on an ADAP review panel; and (2) you have expertise in one or more of the 10 ADAP Research Areas defined below.
ADAP Research Areas:
1. Star and Exoplanetary System Formation (including star-forming clouds, protostars, protoplanetary and debris disks, and formation of exoplanets and exoplanetary systems);
2. Stellar Astrophysics and Exoplanets (including the structure and evolution of main sequence stars, brown dwarfs, and exoplanet detection and characterization);
3. Post-Main Sequence Stars (including the structure and evolution of post-main sequence stars, late circumstellar outflows and mass loss, white dwarfs and cataclysmic variables, and planetary nebulae);
4. Collapsed Objects and X-ray Astrophysics (e.g., neutron stars, X-ray binaries, black-hole binaries);
5. Supernovae and Gamma Ray Bursts (includes the physics of stellar explosions, but not studies of supernova remnants);
6. Interstellar Medium (including dense clouds, the diffuse ISM, supernova remnants, interstellar dust, HII regions, and diffuse galactic emission);
7. Normal Galaxies and Galactic Structure (including studies of the structure of the Milky Way and other galaxies);
8. Active Galaxies and Quasars (including interacting galaxies, starburst galaxies, Seyfert galaxies, radio galaxies, active galactic nuclei, and quasars);
9. Large Scale Cosmic Structures (including clusters of galaxies, galaxy environment and evolution, intracluster medium, diffuse x-ray background, and cosmology); and
10. Astrophysical Databases (including compilations of fundamental atomic, molecular, solid state, and nuclear parameters, development of publicly-accessible databases of observations from NASA suborbital astrophysics projects, higher-level data products based on existing archival astrophysical data sets, and data analysis tools).