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Astronomy Colloquium Series Presents:

Dr. Alberto Sesana, Associate Professor, University of Milano-Bicocca
Thursday, February 18, 2021
3:30-4:30 PM
Off Campus Location
“The future of gravitational wave detection: the low frequency band”

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, focusing in particular on massive black hole binaries, detection prospects, synergies with ground based detectors and implication for astrophysics and fundamental physics.

Should you require any accommodations to ensure equal access and opportunity related to this event, please contact Stacy Tiburzi at 734-764-3440 or
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: astronomy, astrophysics, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, physics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Astronomy, Department of Physics, Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics