Summary of Panel Findings and Recommendations,

 

282

   

Description of Theoretical Astrophysics,

 

285

   

The New Theorist,

 

285

   

Successes of the Previous Decade,

 

287

   

Theory Challenges Tied to Priority Missions and Projects,

 

293

   

Introduction,

 

293

   

Examples of Theory Challenges,

 

294

   

Computational Threads in Theory Challenges,

 

301

   

The National Virtual Observatory,

 

303

   

Motivation for the NVO,

 

303

   

Major Aspects of the Virtual Observatory,

 

306

   

Project Scope, Structure, and Time Line,

 

310

   

National Postdoctoral Fellowships in Theoretical Astrophysics,

 

312

   

Right-Sizing Theory Support,

 

314

   

Institutional Issues for Theoretical Astrophysics,

 

317

   

Unique Role for the Department of Energy,

 

317

   

Institutes for Visiting Theorists,

 

319

   

High-Performance Computing,

 

320

   

Acronyms and Abbreviations,

 

322

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REPORT OF THE PANEL ON ULTRAVIOLET, OPTICAL, AND INFRARED ASTRONOMY FROM SPACE

 

327

   

Summary,

 

328

   

Major Missions,

 

328

   

Moderate Missions,

 

329

   

Small Missions,

 

330

   

Technology Development,

 

331

   

Science Opportunities,

 

332

   

Assumed Facilities,

 

336

   

The Hubble Space Telescope,

 

336

   

The Space Interferometry Mission,

 

337

   

Recommended New Initiatives,

 

339

   

Major Missions,

 

339

   

Moderate Missions,

 

352

   

Small Missions,

 

367

   

Technology for the Future,

 

369

   

Energy-Sensitive UV/Optical Detectors,

 

369

   

Refrigerators,

 

370

   

Spacecraft Communications,

 

371

   

Ultralightweight (“Gossamer”) Optics,

 

372

   

Acronyms and Abbreviations,

 

372



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