Scientific Seminars

The future of gravitational wave detection: the low frequency band

Dott, Alberto Sesana
Universita' di Birmingham

2018-03-22    15:00    Bicocca - U2-04

Following the detection of gravitational waves (GW) by the advanced LIGO-Virgo detectors, GW stocks are on the rise. Despite their enormous impact, ground based detectors are only sensitive to GW sources in the audio band. The low frequency GW Universe is still unexplored and future spaceborne interferometers such as LISA and ongoing and future pulsar timing array experiments (IPTAs) have the potential to probe this window from nHz to mHz, unveiling the gravitational universe and its sources. I will discuss the main sources of LISA and PTAs, detection prospects, synergies with ground based detectors and implications for astrophysics and fundamental physics.