# The Japanese space gravitational wave antenna: DECIGO

@article{Kawamura2011TheJS, title={The Japanese space gravitational wave antenna: DECIGO}, author={Seiji Kawamura and Masaki Ando and Naoki Seto and Shuichi Sato and Takashi Nakamura and Kimio Tsubono and N Kanda and Takahiro Tanaka and Jun’ichi Yokoyama and Ikkoh Funaki and Kenji Numata and Kunihito Ioka and Takeshi Takashima and Kazuhiro Agatsuma and Tomotada Akutsu and Koh-suke Aoyanagi and Koji Arai and Akito Araya and Hideki Asada and Yoichi Aso and Dan Chen and Takeshi Chiba and Toshikazu Ebisuzaki and Yumiko Ejiri and Motohiro Enoki and Yoshiharu Eriguchi and Masataka Fujimoto and Ryuichi Fujita and Mitsuhiro Fukushima and Toshifumi Futamase and Tomohiro Harada and Tatsuaki Hashimoto and Kazuhiro Hayama and Wataru Hikida and Yoshiaki Himemoto and Hisashi Hirabayashi and Takashi Hiramatsu and Feng-Lei Hong and Hideyuki Horisawa and Mizuhiko Hosokawa and Kiyotomo Ichiki and Takeshi Ikegami and Kaiki Taro Inoue and Koji Ishidoshiro and Hideki Ishihara and Takehiko Ishikawa and Hideharu Ishizaki and Hiroyuki Ito and Yousuke Itoh and Kiwamu Izumi and Isao Kawano and Nobuki Kawashima and Fumiko Kawazoe and Naoko Kishimoto and Kenta Kiuchi and Shiho Kobayashi and Kazunori Kohri and Hiroyuki Koizumi and Yasufumi Kojima and Keiko Kokeyama and Wataru Kokuyama and Kei Kotake and Yoshihide Kozai and Hiroo Kunimori and Hitoshi Kuninaka and Kazuaki Kuroda and Sachiko Kuroyanagi and Kei-ichi Maeda and Hideo Matsuhara and Nobuyuki Matsumoto and Yuta Michimura and Osamu Miyakawa and Umpei Miyamoto and Shinji Miyoki and Mutsuko Y. Morimoto and Toshiyuki Morisawa and Shigenori Moriwaki and Shinji Mukohyama and Mitsuru Musha and Shigeo Nagano and Isao Naito and Kouji Nakamura and Hiroyuki Nakano and Ken-ichi Nakao and Shinichi Nakasuka and Yoshinori Nakayama and Kazuhiro Nakazawa and Erina Nishida and Kazutaka Nishiyama and Atsushi J. Nishizawa and Yoshito Niwa and Taiga Noumi and Yoshiyuki Obuchi and Masatake Ohashi and Naoko Ohishi and Masashi Ohkawa and Kenshi Okada and Norio Okada and Ken-ichi Oohara and Norichika Sago and Motoyuki Saijo and Ry{\^o} Sait{\^o} and Masaaki Sakagami and Shin-ichiro Sakai and Shihori Sakata and Misao Sasaki and Takashi Sato and Masaru Shibata and Hisa-aki Shinkai and Ayaka Shoda and Kentaro Somiya and Hajime Sotani and Naoshi Sugiyama and Yudai Suwa and Rieko Suzuki and Hideyuki Tagoshi and Fuminobu Takahashi and Kakeru Takahashi and Keitaro Takahashi and Ryutaro Takahashi and Ryuichi Takahashi and Tadayuki Takahashi and Hirotaka Takahashi and Takamori Akiteru and Tadashi Takano and Nobuyuki Tanaka and K eisuke Taniguchi and Atsushi Taruya and Hiroyuki Tashiro and Yasuo Torii and Morio Toyoshima and Shinji Tsujikawa and Y. Tsunesada and Akitoshi Ueda and Ken‐ichi Ueda and Masayoshi Utashima and Yaka Wakabayashi and Kent Yagi and Hiroshi Yamakawa and Kazuhiro Yamamoto and Toshitaka Yamazaki and Chul-Moon Yoo and Shijun Yoshida and Taizoh Yoshino and K-X Sun}, journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity}, year={2011}, volume={28}, pages={094011} }

The objectives of the DECi-hertz Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (DECIGO) are to open a new window of observation for gravitational wave astronomy and to obtain insight into significant areas of science, such as verifying and characterizing inflation, determining the thermal history of the universe, characterizing dark energy, describing the formation mechanism of supermassive black holes in the center of galaxies, testing alternative theories of gravity, seeking black hole dark…

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