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Title: LISA and the Future of Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy

Gravitational waves offer views of the universe which complement those in electromagnetic waves and neutrinos. Just as different frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum highlight different astrophmore »ysical phenomena, different frequencies of gravitational radiation will highlight different kinds of objects. The NASA/ESA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), planned for launch in 2010, will detect and measure gravitational radiation from astronomical sources at frequencies 0.0001 Hz to 0.1 Hz (vs. 10-1000 Hz for ground-based detectors like LIGO). LISA will detect continuous signals from: thousands of exotic binary stars in the Milky Way, merging supermassive black holes in the nuclei of merging galaxies at redshifts from 0 to 100, and compact stars scattered into supermassive black holes. The latter will provide precision tests of strong-field predictions of relativity, such as the No-Hair Theorem and energy extraction from rotating black holes. We will conclude with an outline of some of the limitations of, and remarkable possibilities for the future of gravitational wave physics and astronomy.« less
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Title: LISA and the Future of Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy
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Publication Date: 2003-03-05
OSTI Identifier: 1015660
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US1202066
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on March 05, 2003
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY ; ACCURACY ; ANTENNAS ; ASTRONOMY ; BINARY STARS ; BLACK HOLES ; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION ; GALAXIES ; GRAVITATIONAL RADIATION ; GRAVITATIONAL WAVES ; INTERFEROMETERS ; LASERS ; MILKY WAY ; NEUTRINOS ; NUCLEI ; PHYSICS ; STARS ; UNIVERSE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:14:47
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27