The LISA orbiting observatory for low frequency gravitational waves

Sep 29, 2022, 9:00 AM
Sestri Levante

Sestri Levante

Grand Hotel dei Castelli, Via Penisola Levante, 26, 16039 Sestri Levante (GE), Italy
Oral contribution Session 7


William Weber (TIFP)


The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, LISA, is the ESA "L3" large mission, destined to be an orbiting observatory for gravitational waves in the 0.1 mHz to 1 Hz band. This will open a scientifically rich and deep window for astronomy, cosmology, and fundamental physics in a gravitational wave band that can only be reached from space. We present here the observatory science potential -- including multi-messenger opportunities -- and the main experimental challenges in making it work as we prepare for launch around 2035.

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