LISA-NL Community Day

Online and if possible hybrid@Leiden University

Online and if possible hybrid@Leiden University

Steven Bloemen (Radboud Universiteit)

The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna is ESA's L3 mission to detect gravitational waves. The Netherlands is a partner of the LISA consortium with both hardware contributions (from SRON, Nikhef and TNO) and science and data analysis contributions. We cordially invite you to the first LISA-NL community day, held at SRON and online in order to inform the broad community about LISA science, the LISA-NL activities and the LISA consortium.

This community meeting will have two parts:

  • In the morning (10:00-12:30) we will present the LISA science case, the mission, the NL contributions, the LISA consortium and ways to get informed or involved for the broad community ending with a Q&A session
  • In the afternoon (14:00-17:00) we will have more focussed discussion about ongoing and near-future activities of the LISA-NL group
  • Ana Achucarro
  • Gijs Nelemans
  • Giovanna Pugliese
  • Jake Noel-Storr
  • Jan-Willem den Herder
  • Nathalie Degenaar
  • Pratika Dayal
  • Saad el Morabit
  • Steven Bloemen
    • 10:00 10:05
      Welcome 5m
      Speaker: Michael Wise (SRON)
    • 10:05 10:35
      LISA Science: Astrophysics 30m
      Speaker: Elena Rossi (Leiden)
    • 10:35 11:05
      LISA Science: Fundamental physics & Cosmology 30m
      Speaker: Alessandra Silvestri (Leiden University)
    • 11:05 11:25
      The LISA Mission 20m
      Speaker: Jean in 't Zand (SRON)
    • 11:25 11:55
      NL hardware contributions to LISA 30m
      • Quadrant photodiodes (QPDs) 10m
      • Point-ahead angle mechanism (PAAM) 10m
      • Mechanism control unit (MCU) 10m
    • 11:55 12:10
      The LISA Consortium and how to get involved 15m
      Speaker: Gijs Nelemans (Radboud University)
    • 12:10 12:30
      Q&A 20m
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 16:30
      Contributing to LISA: figures-of-merit, calibration, planning,... 2h 30m