Science Case

by Davis Murphy last modified Jul 11, 2017 by Eric Murphy

The ngVLA will have broad impact on many of the high priority goals of modern astronomy & astrophysics, including the science priorities described in the New Worlds, New Horizons Astro2010 Decadal Survey. The ngVLA Science Working Groups (SWGs) have identified a number of key science programs that push the requirements of the telescope through a community driven Science Use Case capture exercise that led by the ngVLA Science Advisory Council. Information on submitting additional ngVLA Science Use Cases, along with the list of current use cases, is given below.  

If you are interested in joining one of the Science Working Groups, please contact the corresponding science working group chair directly. An initial set of science goals suggested by the four SWGs are described in white papers published in the ngVLA memo series.


ngVLA Science Use Cases -- Submission Material Here

A current list of all ngVLA Science Use Cases received is available.  If you are interested in submitting a new ngVLA Science Use Case, please fill out the following form (ngVLA Science Use Cases Form) and submit it to the appropriate ngVLA Science Working Group chair.  An example of a filled out Science Use Case form can be found here (example ngVLA Science Use Case Form).  For full consideration, please submit your Science Use Case by December 2017.


ngVLA Key Science Drivers

As examples, three compelling science goals that require an ngVLA are briefly described below. The Science Working Groups are continuing to expand their science programs through realistic simulations, and a corresponding science workshop highlighting their findings will be held in 2017.