Jul 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone


Planning Gravitational Wave Detections form LISA

Jul 6, 2021, 6:30 AM


Planning Gravitational Wave Detections form LISA: Block 1

  • Philippe Jetzer (University of Zurich)


LISA is a large ESA mission with an important NASA contribution. It is scheduled to be launced in 2034. The scope of LISA is to detect and study low-frequency gravitational waves (GW) from about 0.1 mHz to 1 Hz, and thus to complement ground-based GW observatories. LISA will allow to detect supermassive black holes (typically of 10^6 - 10^7 solar masses) merging at cosmological distances. Mergers of a supermassive black hole with another compact object (EMRI) produce a very clean GW signal which LISA will be able to measure with high precision. Another class of objects are ultra-compact binaries, in particular of white dwarfs in our Galaxy, since they are important sources of GW in the mHz frequency range. Moreover, it will be possible to detect or put strong constraints on the primordial gravitational wave background, which is just, as the cosmic microwave background, a leftover from the Big Bang. The aim of this parallel session is to discuss various aspects of the physics and astrophysics related to the above mentioned objects observable with LISA as well as issues related to the LISA data analysis.

Presentation materials

Srija Chakraborty (Scuola Normale Superiore)
7/6/21, 7:20 AM
Planning Gravitational Wave detections form LISA
Talk in the parallel session

We study hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy formation, based on the GADGET-3 code, and investigate supermassive black hole binaries coalescence at $5.5

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