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Hires science team on September 3 rd, 2013 Livia wrote: ….I have prepared a provisional list of [urgent] issues that in my opinion we should discuss at.

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1 Hires science team on September 3 rd, 2013 Livia wrote: ….I have prepared a provisional list of [urgent] issues that in my opinion we should discuss at the face-to-face meeting in October. This list does not pretend to be complete and any further suggestion/input from you is obviously very welcome, especially from those who cannot attend the meeting. 1) science team: composition + Chair and deputy In this respect, we have to consider that according to the WP we need the following cases (at least) to be represented: a) solar system (?) b) exo-planets c) stellar structure/atmospheres and evolution d) stellar populations and archaelogy e) galaxy evolution & BHs f) IGM, pristine gas & reionization g) fundamental physics & cosmology We can think for example to have a medium-size science team with 2-3 representatives for each case, or a larger team organized in small panels/work packages, each one with a coordinator (and eventually a deputy), who will be also effective members of a smaller core team that will meet more regularly and frequently. 2) white book: refinements and additional topics (e.g. the solar system) In this context we should also discuss whether for each case we want to quantify the minimum/optimal number of objects that need to be observed in order to fulfill the science goal or whether this will be matter of investigation for a subsequent preliminary design review. 3) web page for science 4) required simulations to constrain fundamental top level requirements (e.g. stability, accuracy etc. as already briefly discussed in Cambridge last February) 5) some planning for the next 6 months (at least), with tentative dates for the next meeting(s) In this respect, it would be very useful if those of you who cannot attend the face-to-face meeting will send us their black (=impossible) dates/windows in the November March 2014 period.

2 Hires science team only 4 participants to the Brera meeting… no inputs by , only a few remarks about doodle polls & monthly telecon possible reasons: 1) very short advertisement (scarce participation in person) 2) not clear the overall role of the ST now, scarce motivation (no inputs by ) actions: 1) clarify goals, objectives, activities of the ST 2) verify interest/availability of the persons actually in the ST 3) urgent another face2face meeting but it seems difficult before next February

3 Hires science team we discussed about priorities… 1) identifying science cases which are most critical for the instrument design 2) identifying science cases which are most interesting for the community/consortium 3) identifying science cases which are more strategic 4) alternative approach: promote instrument versatility rather than giving science priorities we discussed about some TLRs: stability, accuracy, etc. 1WG for exoplanet atmospheres (Didier has to be contacted by the Steering Committee) 1 WG for fundamental physics (Stefano will organize it) we discussed about possible composition of the ST panels with chairs & deputies + a core team a) solar system (?) b) exo-planets c) stellar structure/atmospheres and evolution d) stellar populations and archaelogy e) galaxy evolution & BHs f) IGM, pristine gas & reionization g) fundamental physics & cosmology but to take decisions and nominate a chair we urgently need a face-to-face meeting with more participants


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