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Expected Coalescence Rates of Ns-Ns Binaries for Laser Beam Interferometers
The coalescence rate of two neutron stars (NS) is revisited. To estimate the number of bound NS-NS and the probability of their coalescence in a time scale τ, the galactic star formation history,
Prospects for fundamental physics with LISA
In this paper, which is of programmatic rather than quantitative nature, we aim to further delineate and sharpen the future potential of the LISA mission in the area of fundamental physics. Given the
Status of VIRGO
The Virgo detector has now finished its first science run; a science mode duty cycle of more than 80% and a 4.5 Mpc horizon distance for binary neutron star inspiral sources were achieved.
Fast and accurate computational tools for gravitational waveforms from binary stars with any orbital eccentricity
The relevance of orbital eccentricity in the detection of gravitational radiation from (steady state) binary stars is emphasized. Computationally effective (fast and accurate) tools for constructing
The Virgo status
We report on the status of the Virgo detector, under commissioning. We will focus on the last year's activity. The two commissioning runs performed during 2005 allowed us to reach a sensitivity of h
Mass and motion in general relativity
Preface by editors. 1 The Higgs mechanism and the origin of mass (A. Djouadi). 2 Testing basic laws of gravitation (C. Lammerzahl). 3 Mass metrology and the International System of units (R.S.