Sep 7 – 9, 2021
Urbino/Palazzo Battiferri
Europe/Rome timezone

Experimental challenges for space-based gravitational wave detectors: overview of LISA

Sep 9, 2021, 3:00 PM
Urbino/Palazzo Battiferri

Urbino/Palazzo Battiferri

Via Aurelio Saffi, 42, 61029 Urbino PU


Eleonora Castelli (Università degli Studi di Trento - INFN)


In this talk we address the measurement concept and the main experimental challenges for LISA, the first space-based GW observatory, to be launched in 2034. The task of using laser interferometry to measure the GW tidal deformation of a constellation of free-falling test masses is discussed, both in the context of heritage from the preparatory single-spacecraft mission - LISA Pathfinder - and for the unique remaining challenges to be met by the first orbiting GW observatory, whose location will allow the exploration of the mHz frequency band only accessible from space.

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