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Apr 27 – 29, 2021
Canada/Pacific timezone

LISA Detector Overview

Apr 27, 2021, 8:45 AM



Linda Mondin (ESA) William Joseph Weber (University of Trento)


In this talk we address the measurement concept and the main experimental challenges for creating LISA, the first orbiting gravitational wave observatory, focusing on the the mHz frequency band that is only accessible from space. The task of using laser interferometry to measure the gravitational wave tidal deformation of a constellation of free-falling test masses is discussed, both in the context of heritage from the single-spacecraft LISA Pathfinder ``Einstein geodesic explorer" mission and for the unique remaining challenges to be met by the full 3-spacecraft LISA observatory. Chair: Daryl Haggard (McGill U) Co-Chair: Scott Oser (UBC)

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