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27-29 April 2021
Canada/Pacific timezone

The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission is a space-based gravitational wave interferometer planned for launch in 2032. It promises major advances across a wide range of fields in physics and astronomy. Canadian researchers in particle physics, astronomy, gravity, instrumentation, spacecraft, computing, and other related fields are well poised to play an important role. With an expected mission launch a bit more than ten years away, now is a key time to develop the methods and infrastructure needed to fully unlock LISA’s scientific potential and train the next generation of LISA researchers.

This workshop will introduce attendees to the LISA mission and science goals, feature speakers from leading roles within the LISA Consortium and ESA, and highlight collaboration opportunities with Canadians contributing to LISA science. The workshop is particularly geared for researchers who may be interested in getting involved with LISA and would like to learn more about the mission and available opportunities. No previous experience with gravitational wave astronomy is assumed. More details about the LISA Consortium can be found here.

Confirmed speakers include John Baker, Robert Caldwell, Nelson Christensen, Martin Gehler,  Martin Hendry, Martin Hewitson, Thomas Hertog, Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Nikolauos Karnesis, Shane Larson, Germano Nardini, Antoine Petiteau, Harald Pfeiffer, Sweta Shah, and Bill Weber.

All are welcome to attend - this workshop is intended to be accessible to researchers at every career level. Please register before April 26 to receive connection details. (The registration deadline is now passed.)  There is no fee for registration.

Note: all times in the schedule are listed in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)!
PDT = EDT - 3 = CEST - 9