Gravitational Wave Seminar: The future of gravitational wave detection: the low frequency band

Abstract: 
Following detection by advance LIGO, gravitational wave (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 arrays 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 implication for astrophysics and fundamental physics.
Place: 
Auditorium Room
Speaker: 
Alberto Sesana, Senior Lecture, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham
Time: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm