Selected WFIRST Formulation Science Investigation Teams (SITs)
NASA announced on December 17, 2015 the selection of the following Formulation Science Investigation Teams for the WFIRST mission. These teams will work for 5 years with the NASA and Project teams on science requirements, mission design and scientific performance predictions for the mission.
David Spergel WFI Adjutant Scientist
Jeremy Kasdin CGI Adjutant Scientist
Weak Lensing and Galaxy Redshift Survey
Olivier Doré "Cosmology with the WFIRST High Latitude Survey"
Saul Perlmutter "Investigating the Nature of Dark Energy using Type Ia Supernovae"
with WFIRST-AFTA Space Mission"
Ryan Foley "WFIRST Type Ia Supernova Investigations"
Scott Gaudi " Preparing for the WFIRST Microlensing Survey: Simulations,
Requirements, Survey Strategies, and Precursor Observations"
Bruce Macintosh "Characterizing Extrasolar Planetary Systems with the WFIRST
Margaret Turnbull "Harnessing the Power of the WFIRST-Coronagraph: A Coordinated
Plan for Exoplanet and Disk Science"
Guest Observer Science
Jason Kalirai "Resolving the Milky Way with WFIRST"
James Rhoads " Cosmic Dawn with WFIRST"
Brant Robertson "EXPO (EXtragalactic Potential Observations) Science Investigation
Benjamin Williams "WINGS: WFIRST Infrared Nearby Galaxy Survey"
Guest Investigator Archival Science
Alexander Szalay "Archival Research Capabilities of the WFIRST Data Set"