Research report 2006 - Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Hannover)

Space born gravitational wave detection: LISA and LISA Pathfinder

Authors
García Marín, Antonio Francisco
Departments

Laserinterferometrie und Gravitationswellen-Astronomie (Prof. Dr. Karsten Danzmann)
MPI für Gravitationsphysik, Teilinstitut Hannover, Hannover

Summary
The direct observation of gravitational waves will open a new experimental field in astronomy. Several detectors have been set up around the world and LISA has been projected to complement them from space by detecting gravitational waves at low frequencies. We present here the investigations at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics on the interferometry for LISA and its precursor mission LISA pathfinder.

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