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Laser Interferometer Space Antenna
Following the selection of The Gravitational Universe by ESA, and the successful flight of LISA Pathfinder, the LISA Consortium now proposes a 4 year mission in response to ESA's call for missions
Angular resolution of the LISA gravitational wave detector
We calculate the angular resolution of the planned LISA detector, a space-based laser interferometer for measuring low-frequency gravitational waves from galactic and extragalactic sources. LISA is
Gravitational waves from hot young rapidly rotating neutron stars
Gravitational radiation drives an instability in the r-modes of young rapidly rotating neutron stars. This instability is expected to carry away most of the angular momentum of the star by
Gravitational Waves from Neutron Stars with Large Toroidal B-fields
We show that NS's with large toroidal B fields tend naturally to evolve into potent gravitational-wave (GW) emitters. The toroidal field ${B}_{t}$ tends to distort the NS into a prolate shape, and
LISA capture sources: Approximate waveforms, signal-to-noise ratios, and parameter estimation accuracy
Captures of stellar-mass compact objects (COs) by massive ($\sim 10^6 M_\odot$) black holes (MBHs) are potentially an important source for LISA, the proposed space-based gravitational-wave (GW)
The effect of viscosity on neutron star oscillations
The rate at which neutron star oscillations are damped by the presence of viscosity and thermal conductivity in the neutron matter is computed. Fully relativistic equations are used to describe the
Event Rate Estimates for LISA Extreme Mass Ratio Capture Sources
One of the most exciting prospects for the LISA gravitational wave observatory is the detection of gravitational radiation from the inspiral of a compact object into a supermassive black hole. The
An Overview of Gravitational-Wave Sources
Major relativity conferences such as GR16 traditionally include an overview talk on gravitational wave (GW) sources. Some excellent recent ones include those by Flanagan , Finn , and Bender et al. .
Confusion Noise from LISA Capture Sources
Captures of compact objects (COs) by massive black holes (MBHs) in galactic nuclei will be an important source for LISA, the space-based gravitational-wave (GW) detector. However, a large fraction of