Kelly Holley-Bockelmann (Vanderbilt U)
LISA is a joint ESA/NASA mission that will provide the first view of the milliHertz gravitational wave sky, a region of the gravitational wave spectrum that is known to be rich with astrophysical sources. LISA is poised to fundamentally change what we understand about massive black hole birth, growth, and co-evolution, binary stellar evolution, cosmology, gravity, and the list goes on. There’s...
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...
Dr Huan Yang (Uniersity of Guelph) , Prof. Jess McIver (UBC) , Prof. John Ruan (Bishop's University) , Dr Martin Hewitson (AEI MPG) , Dr Nora Lützgendorf (ESA/STScI)
In this panel discussion, Nora Lützgendorf (ESA) and Martin Hewitson (AEI MPG) will be joined by Jess McIver (UBC), John Ruan (Bishop's U), and Huan Yang (U Guelph/Perimeter) as panelist to discuss paths for Canadian involvement in LISA, and exciting ways LISA science intersects with other physics and astro interests in Canada. Moderator: Daryl Haggard (McGill U) Chair: Will East...
Shane Larson (Northwestern U)
We'll introduce the idea of the Working Group structure in the LISA Consortium, and discuss our activities, and ways that we try to build opportunities for the LISA community to collaborate and work together. I'll try to make my comments brief, and would like to leave as much time as possible for discussion and questions. Chair: Will East (Perimeter) Co-Chair: Saurya Das (U Lethbridge)
Germano Nardini (Stavanger U) , Robert Caldwell (Dartmouth U)
The goal of the LISA Cosmology Working Group is to support and extend LISA cosmological science; to facilitate investigations of cosmological models that can be tested by LISA, and to develop methods of analysis to reveal or constrain these models. The main activities of the working group, to date, have been to organize projects and to hold workshops. Several of these investigation or methods...
Antoine Petiteau (APC Paris) , John Baker (NASA Goddard)
The LISA Data Processing Group (LDPG) is in charge of the Science Ground Segment (SGS) contribution from the LISA Consortium. It is conducting a number of short and long term activities: Distributed Data Processing Center definition and organisation, data analysis logic, prototyping, collaborative tools, Initial Noise Reduction Pipeline and Simulation. In this talk, we will first present the...
Nikolaos Karnesis (APC Paris/Aristotle U of Thessaloniki,)
In this talk, I will give an overview of the new LISA Data Challenges Group. The role of the group within the LISA Consortium, and its importance for the mission are going to be presented. At the same time, the current status and future planning, as well as a few highlights from the past, are going to be discussed. Chair: Huan Yang (U Guelph/Perimeter) Co-Chair: David Morrissey (TRIUMF)
Evan Goetz (UBC) , Kristen Dage (McGill U) , Laura Sberna (AEI MPG) , Miriam Cabero Müller (UBC) , Nicholas Viera (McGill U)
Miriam Cabero Müller (UBC): GWSkyNet for multi-messenger astronomy; Kristen Dage (McGill U): The hunt for ultra-compact X-ray binaries in extragalactic globular clusters: lessons for LISA; Evan Goetz (UBC): Applying LIGO-Virgo continuous gravitational wave analysis methods to LISA data; Laura Sberna: Matter and third body effects in LISA binaries; Nicholas Viera (McGill U): Canadian...
Anna Heffernan (U Guelph/U C Dublin) , Davide Racco (Perimeter/Stanford) , Maxence Corman (Perimeter Institute) , Vasil Todorinov (U Lethbridge) , Zhen Pan (Perimeter Institute)
Maxence Corman (Perimeter): Constraining higher dimensions with MBHB merger events; Anna Heffernan (AEI MPG/Guelph): Regularised self-force towards EMRIs; Zhen Pan (Perimeter): EMRI formation in active galactic nuclei; David Racco (Perimeter/Stanford): Cosmological GW backgrounds: from PBH to phase transitions; Vasil Todorinov (U Lethbridge): Quantum Gravity effects on Gravity Wave...
Sweta Shah (MPI AEI)
The space based GW detector `Laser Interferometer Space Antenna' (LISA) will probe the low-frequency GW sources such as mergers between massive Black holes and compact binaries amongst others. To achieve its science goals instrumentation the interferometry that will measure the distance variations between freely falling test-masses is required to achieve picometer sensitivity in the given...
Thomas Hertog (KU Leuven)
I will first situate the role and workings of the LISA Fundamental Physics Working Group in the LISA Consortium. Then I will give an overview of its activities, both past, current and planned, and indicate how I think its scope will evolve in the coming years. Chair: Saeed Rastgoo (York U) Co-Chair: Djuna Croon (TRIUMF/IPPP Durham)
Harald Pfeiffer (AEI MPG)
The waveform working group and work-package group host activities to provide waveform models that will underpin LISA's science goals. The scope includes diverse astrophysical sources, among them supermassive black holes, extreme-mass-ratio inspirals and white dwarf binaries, and a variety of computational approaches from analytical calculations to numerical relativity. A particular concern is...
Nelson Christensen (ARTEMIS/Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur)
Presented will be an overview of the LISA Consortium. The different governing committees and scientific groups will be summarized. Information on membership and responsibilities for the LISA Consortium will be discussed. Chair: Scott Oser (UBC) Co-Chair: Pasquale Bosso (U Lethbridge)
Martin Gehler (ESA) , Martin Hewitson (AEI MPG)
In the session "LISA Hardware and Opportunities for New Contributions”, Martin Hewitson will review the current Consortium hardware responsibilities, pointing out areas of uncertainty in the overall architecture, both in terms of mission architecture, technology development and responsibility. A discussion will follow. Chair: Scott Oser (UBC) Co-Chair: Pasquale Bosso (U Lethbridge)
Breakout session with Hardware WG chair Nora Lützgendorf (ESA). Chair: Jess McIver (UBC) Co-chair: Daryl Haggard (McGill U)
Breakout session with Fundamental Physics WG chairs Nico Yunes (UIUC) and Philippe Jetzer, and Cosmology WG chairs Germano Nardini and Robert Caldwell (Dartmouth). Chair: Saeed Rastgoo (York U) Co-Chair: Djuna Croon (TRIUMF/IPPP Durham)
Breakout session with Waveform WG chairs Helvi Witek (UIUC) and Deirdre Shoemaker (UT Austin), and Astrophysiccs WG chair Shane Larson (Northwestern) Chair: Will East (Perimeter) Co-Chair: David Morrissey (TRIUMF)
Breakout session with data challenge and Simulation WG chairs Michele Vallisneri (JPL/Caltech), Luigi Ferraioli (ETH Zürich), and Sweta Shah (AEI MPG) Chair: Scott Oser (UBC) Co-Chair: Huan Yang (U Guelph/Perimeter)
Breakout session with Data Processing WG chairs John Baker (NASA) and Antoine Petiteau (data processing), Advoreach WG chairs Martin Hendry (Glasgow) and Kelly Holley-Bockelmann (Vanderbilt). Chair: Saurya Das (U Lethbridge)
Martin Hendry (U Glasgow)
The LISA Consortium Advocacy and Outreach Group (“AdvoReach” for short) supports and coordinates communications and advocacy about LISA amongst four main groups: (1) the Consortium itself, promoting regular exchange of information between the different science teams; (2) the gravitational-wave community, cooperating with scientists working on projects that span the gravitational-wave...