27-31 August 2018
LVH, Luisenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin
Europe/Berlin timezone
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-3- Rudolf Virchow
GW and followup

The long vision of gravitational wave astronomy


  • Dr. Alberto SESANA

Primary authors

Abstract content

Recent gravitational wave (GW) detections with LIGO/Virgo opened a new window on the Universe, unveiling the most violent catastrophic events in the cosmos. GW astronomy is just in its infancy, the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) and Pulsar Timing Arrays (PTAs) will offer a complementary view of the GW universe in a much more extended range of frequencies, from mHz down to nHz. I will discuss the status and science objectives of LISA and PTA, their targeted sources and the science they will enable in the future decades.