11th International LISA Symposium

5. – 9. September 2016
Irchel Campus, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Programme and Slides

All the talks will take place in the room Y15 G20. Just follow the signs.
Additionally, there will be a transmission into Y15 G19 and a live stream on youtube.
Please find also the slides and youtube recordings if already available in the list of talks / posters.

Timetable

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List of Talks and PDFs

Click on the right hand side to download a pdf version of the slides or to see the recording where available. If you cannot see youtube videos for some reason please let me know and I'll upload the videos elsewhere.
Speakers please upload a pdf version of your talk in the user center.

Monday 5th of September 2016

    Chairperson: M. Colpi

  • 09:00 – 09:30: S. Vitale [ slides ] ‹ The LTP experiment on LISA Pathfinder and its first results ›
  • 09:30 – 10:00: K. Dooley [ slides ] ‹ Advanced LIGO: news from the dark universe  ›
  • 10:00 – 10:30: B. Schutz [ slides ] ‹ LIGOs Black Holes and Science in the LISA Era ›
  • 10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break
  • 11:00 – 11:30: P. McNamara [ slides ] ‹ LISA Pathfinder: First steps to observing gravitational waves from space ›
  • 11:30 – 12:00: M. Hewitson [ slides ] ‹ In-flight Performance of the Optical Metrology System on LISA Pathfinder ›
  • 12:00 – 12:30: W. Weber [ slides ] ‹ Physical model of the LISA Pathfinder differential acceleration measurement and its application to LISA ›
  • 12:30 – 13:00: K. Danzmann [ slides ] ‹ The Status of LISA ›
  • 13:00 – 14:30: Lunch Break
  • Chairperson: O. Jennrich

  • 14:30 – 14:50: J. Martino [ slides ] ‹ On-flight characterization of Coldgas micro-Newton thrusters for Lisa Pathfinder ›
  • 14:50 – 15:10: M. Nofrarias ‹ Magnetic force noise in LISA Pathfinder ›
  • 15:10 – 15:30: L. Ferraioli [ slides ] ‹ The LISA Pathfinder GRS Front-End Electronics ›
  • 15:30 – 15:50: D. Vetrugno [ slides ] ‹ The $\Delta g$ workflow: from measured displacements to the differential external acceleration. ›
  • 15:50 – 16:10: A. Wittchen [ slides ] ‹ Coupling of relative intensity noise and pathlength noise to the length measurement in the optical metrology system of LISA Pathfinder ›
  • 16:10 – 16:30: S. Paczkowski [ slides ] ‹ Laser frequency stabilisation and interferometer path length differences on LISA Pathfinder  ›
  • 16:30 – 17:00: Coffee Break
  • 17:00 – 17:20: R. Giusteri [ slides ] ‹ The free-fall mode experiment on LISA Pathfinder: first results ›
  • 17:20 – 17:40: P. Wass [ slides ] ‹ Electrostatic test-mass force-noise disturbances as measured by LISA Pathfinder  ›
  • 17:40 – 18:00: R. Dolesi [ slides ] ‹ The contribution of Brownian noise from viscous gas damping to the differential acceleration noise measured in LISA Pathfinder between two nominally free falling test masses  ›
  • 18:00 – 18:20: C. Trenkel [ slides ] ‹ The engineering of LISA Pathfinder – the quietest laboratory ever flown in space ›
  • 18:20 – 18:40: W. Klipstein [ slides ] ‹ LISA-derived Flight Phasemeter on the GRACE Follow-On Mission ›
  • 18:40 – 19:00: P. Laufer [ slides ] ‹ MEMS Ion Thruster Chips to Significantly Enhance Cold Gas Thruster Lifetime for LISA ›
  • 19:00 – 19:20: M. Tinto [ slides ] ‹ Enhanced Gravitational Wave Science with LISA and gLISA ›

Tuesday 6th of September 2016

    Chairperson: P. McNamara

  • 09:00 – 09:30: F. Ricci [ slides ] ‹ Advanced VIRGO: State of the Art ›
  • 09:30 – 10:00: C. Belczynski [ slides ] ‹ Evolutionary predictions in the advanced LIGO/Virgo era ›
  • 10:00 – 10:30: A. Sesana [ slides ] ‹ The promise of multi-band gravitational wave astronomy ›
  • 10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break
  • 11:00 – 11:30: B. Sathyaprakash ‹ Exploring the Universe with third generation interferometers ›
  • 11:30 – 12:00: S. Sato [ slides ] ‹ The status of DECIGO ›
  • 12:00 – 12:30: G. Heinzel [ slides ] ‹ Satellite interferometry from LTP and GRACE Follow-On to LISA ›
  • 12:30 – 13:00: P. Binetruy [ slides ] ‹ Cosmology with LISA ›
  • 13:00 – 14:30: Lunch Break
  • Chairperson: S. Vitale

  • 14:30 – 15:00: A. Giménez Cañete ‹ Beyond LISA Pathfinder ›
  • 15:00 – 15:30: P. Hertz [ slides ] ‹ NASA Astrophysics Program: Present and Future ›
  • 15:30 – 16:00: F. Safa [ slides ] ‹ ESA activities towards the Gravitation Waves Space Observatory ›
  • 16:30 – 17:00: Coffee Break
  • 17:00 – 17:30: H. Ward ‹ LPF Interferometry and route to LISA ›
  • 17:30 – 17:50: J. Camp [ slides ] ‹ Development of a US Laser System for the Gravitational Wave Mission LISA ›
  • 17:50 – 18:10: T. Schwarze [ slides ] ‹ Performance of an optical three-signal test for the LISA metrology ›
  • 18:10 – 18:30: M. Laporte [ slides ] ‹ Status of the eLISA on table (LOT) electro-optical simulator for space based gravitational waves observatories ›
  • 18:30 – 18:50: S. Apple ‹ UF Torsion Pendulum and GRS Technology Development ›
  • 18:50 – 19:10: J. Livas [ slides ] ‹ eLISA Telescope In-field Pointing and Scattered Light Study ›
  • 19:10 – 19:30: K. Isleif [ slides ] ‹ The LISA backlink – comparing optical phase reference systems ›

Wednesday 7th of September 2016

    Chairperson: C. Sopuerta

  • 09:00 – 09:30: T. Alexander ‹ EMRIs and the relativistic loss cone ›
  • 09:30 – 10:00: R. Schoedel ‹ The stellar cusp around the Milky Way’s central black hole ›
  • 10:00 – 10:30: J. Gair ‹ Impact of eLISA design on EMRI Science ›
  • 10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break
  • 11:00 – 11:30: M. van de Meent [ slides ] ‹ Modelling spinning EMRIs with Self-Force ›
  • 11:30 – 12:00: A. Gianninas [ slides ] ‹ A Progress Report on the Search for the Most Extreme Binary White Dwarfs ›
  • 12:00 – 12:30: I. Thorpe ‹ Initial Results from ST7-Disturbance Reduction System on LISA Pathfinder ›
  • 12:30 – 13:00: G. Jin [ slides ] ‹ Ongoing development of detection of gravitational waves in space in China ›
  • 13:00 – 14:00: Lunch Break
  • 15:10 – 15:30: Coffee Break

Thursday 8th of September 2016

    Chairperson: P. Binetruy

  • 09:00 – 09:30: R. Blandford ‹ The Future of Black Hole Astrophysics in the LISA-VIRGO-LPF Era ›
  • 09:30 – 09:50: C. Moore [ slides ] ‹ Observing black hole merger kicks directly with gravitational waves ›
  • 09:50 – 10:10: N. Tamanini [ slides ] ‹ Late time cosmology with eLISA ›
  • 10:10 – 10:30: I. Dvorkin [ slides ] ‹ A synthetic model of the gravitational wave background from evolving binary compact objects ›
  • 10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break
  • 11:00 – 11:30: A. Petiteau [ slides ] ‹ LISA science performance in the context of LISAPathfinder first results and simulation for LISA ›
  • 11:30 – 12:00: N. Cornish [ slides ] ‹ Fast, fully precessing frequency domain waveforms for analyzing black hole mergers with LISA ›
  • 12:00 – 12:30: A. Klein [ slides ] ‹ Supermassive Black Hole Observations with eLISA ›
  • 12:30 – 13:00: S. Hughes [ slides ] ‹ Measuring EMRIs: A reality check ›
  • 13:00 – 14:30: Lunch Break
  • Chairperson: Ch. Caprini

  • 14:30 – 15:00: L. Mayer [ slides ] ‹ Massive black hole mergers and their timescales: connecting galaxy formation with gravitational wave science ›
  • 15:00 – 15:30: S. Babak ‹ Enchilada: analysis of simulated eLISA data set ›
  • 15:30 – 16:00: A. Ricciardone [ slides ] ‹ Primordial Gravitational Waves and eLISA ›
  • 16:00 – 16:30: S. Sanidas [ slides ] ‹ Can eLISA save the day? Hunting for cosmic strings in the SKA era. ›
  • 16:30 – 17:00: Coffee Break
  • 17:00 – 17:30: G. Servant [ slides ] ‹ Probing cosmological phase transitions with eLISA ›
  • 17:30 – 17:50: D. Weir [ slides ] ‹ Acoustic waves and the detectability of first-order phase transitions by eLISA ›
  • 17:50 – 18:10: M. Bonetti [ slides ] ‹ Post-Newtonian Dynamics of Massive Black Holes Triplets ›
  • 18:10 – 18:30: J. Garcia-Bellido [ slides ] ‹ Gravitational waves from primordial black holes as dark matter ›
  • 18:30 – 18:50: T. Regimbau [ slides ] ‹ Searching for the stochastic gravitational-wave background with Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo ›
  • 18:50 – 19:10: M. Pieroni [ slides ] ‹ Primordial GW from universality classes of pseudo-scalar inflation ›

Friday 9th of September 2016

    Chairperson: G. Mueller

  • 09:00 – 09:30: K. Holley-Bockelmann [ slides ] ‹ The Known Unknowns: predicting the landscape of LISA black hole sources ›
  • 09:30 – 10:00: E. Rossi ‹ Supermassive black hole seeds: updates on the quasi star model ›
  • 10:00 – 10:30: C. Mingarelli [ slides ] ‹ The Gravitational-Wave Universe seen by Pulsar Timing Arrays ›
  • 10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break
  • 11:00 – 11:30: S. Smartt ‹ Searching for the electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave sources ›
  • 11:30 – 12:00: J. Bergé ‹ MICROSCOPE: the first few months in orbit ›
  • 12:00 – 12:30: O. Jennrich ‹ The preparation for L3 – building on LISA Pathfinder ›
  • 13:00 – 14:30: Lunch Break

List of Posters, Slides and Recordings

A) LISA Pathfinder - Results

  • Armano Michele
    ‹ Demonstrating the LPF Science Archive ›
  • Audley Heather E.
    ‹ LISA Pathfinder: OMS monitoring during operations ›
  • Born Michael
    ‹ OPD loop characterisation ›
  • Dunn Charles
    ‹ Initial Results from ST7-Disturbance Reduction System on LISA Pathfinder ›
  • Ferroni Valerio
    ‹ Constraints on LISA Pathfinder’s self-gravity: design requirements, estimates and testing procedures ›
  • Gibert Ferran
    ‹ Thermal experiments on LISA Pathfinder's Inertial Sensors ›
  • Grimani Catia
    ‹ Galactic cosmic-ray short-term variations aboard LISA Pathfinder ›
  • Inchauspe Henri
    ‹ LISA Pathfinder DFACS performances and study of the degrees of freedom besides the sensitive axis ›
  • Karnesis Nikolaos
    ‹ System identification experiments on-board the LISA Pathfinder ›
  • Korsakova Natalia
    ‹ Radiation pressure and Test Mass reflectivity in LPF ›
  • López Zaragoza Juan Pedro [ pdf ]
    ‹ Magnetic environment on-board LISA Pathfinder ›
  • Martín Víctor [ pdf ]
    ‹ Development platform for LPF payload flying software ›
  • Meshksar Neda
    ‹ GRS vs. OMS Calibration ›
  • Plagnol Eric
    ‹ LISAPathfinder: Studying the quasi-continuous behavior of DeltaG ›
  • Rivas Francisco [ pdf ]
    ‹ Themo-elastic induced noise in LISA Pathfinder ›
  • Robertson David
    ‹ LPF Interferometery – what can the beam position variations tell us ›
  • Russano Giuliana [ pdf ]
    ‹ LISA Pathfinder Free-fall Mode: data analysis approaches for measuring sub-femto-g differential acceleration in presence of gaps in the data ›
  • Schleicher Alexander
    ‹ LISA Pathfinder - LTP & DFACS Lessons Learned During Commissioning ›
  • Slutsky Jacob
    ‹ LISA Pathfinder as a drag-free accelerometry instrument ›
  • Thorpe Ira
    ‹ LISA Pathfinder as a Micrometeoroid Instrument ›
  • Wanner Gudrun
    ‹ Spacecraft motion pick-up in LISA Pathfinder’s acceleration measurement ›
  • Wissel Lennart
    ‹ LISA Pathfinder: Understanding DWS noise for the LISA mission ›

B) LISA Hardware

  • Bai Yanzheng
    ‹ In-Orbit Feedback Control Verification of Electrostatic Accelerometer for Future applications of Inertial Sensors ›
  • Brugger Christina
    ‹ System performance of In-Field Pointing for eLISA ›
  • Cavet Cecile [ pdf ]
    ‹ A proto-data processing centre ›
  • Di Fiore Luciano
    ‹ A two-stage torsion pendulum for ground testing free fall conditions on two degrees of freedom.  ›
  • Duan Hui-Zong
    ‹ Experimental Test of Sub-Picometer Heterodyne Laser Interferometer ›
  • Fernández Barranco Germán
    ‹ Overview of photoreceivers in present and future intersatellite laser interferometry ›
  • Fitzsimons Ewan
    ‹ Optical Bench Design for L3 ›
  • Gehler Martin
    ‹ Activities and Technology Developments at ESA for L3 ›
  • Gerberding Oliver
    ‹ Test mass readout using deep frequency modulation interferometry ›
  • Gesa Boté Lluis [ pdf ]
    ‹ From LPF to eLISA: new approach in payload software ›
  • Grado Aniello [ pdf ]
    ‹ An Optical Read-Out system for the LISA gravitational reference sensor: present status and perspectives. ›
  • Halloin Hubert [ pdf ]
    ‹ Orbits optimization for (e)LISA ›
  • Hey Franz Georg
    ‹ Micro-Newton Propulsion Development and Testing for LISA ›
  • Hillsberry Daniel
    ‹ The UF LISA Optical Bench ›
  • Hollington Daniel
    ‹ Characterising and Testing Deep UV LEDs for Use in Space Applications ›
  • Jin Gang
    ‹ A simulation of weak-light phase-locking for space laser interferometer ›
  • Killow Christian
    ‹ Compact low-noise fibre-coupled displacement sensor suitable for GRS proof-mass sensing in space applications ›
  • Lieser Maike
    ‹ eLISA Optical Bench development - Testing interferometric imaging to reduce tilt-to-length coupling ›
  • Loughlin Hudson
    ‹ Undergraduate LISA Research at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center ›
  • Luo Yingxin
    ‹ Progress on development of a laser frequency stabilization prototype for spaceborne interferometry ›
  • Mance Davor [ pdf ]
    ‹ GRS Electronics for a Space-Borne Gravitational Wave Observatory ›
  • Mandel Oliver
    ‹ Optical metrology terminal for satellite-to-satellite laser ranging ›
  • Marin-Matholaz Etienne
    ‹ Control System environment for eLISA V&V phase ›
  • Mateos Ignacio
    ‹ Technology demonstrator of a magnetic measurement system for space-based gravitational wave observatories ›
  • Meshksar Neda
    ‹ FEE-Simulator for LISA ›
  • Ming Li
    ‹ The technical challenges of space gravitational wave detector ›
  • Olatunde Taiwo
    ‹ UV-LEDs for LISA test mass charge control ›
  • Penkert Daniel [ pdf ]
    ‹ An Optical Testbed for the LISA Arm Metrology Chain ›
  • Perreur-Lloyd Michael [ pdf ]
    ‹ First steps towards automated optical bench assembly for eLISA ›
  • Sanjuan Josep
    ‹ GRACE Follow-on OGSE and testing ›
  • Sankar Shannon
    ‹ Progress with a prototype telescope for space-based gravitational wave observation ›
  • Schuldt Thilo
    ‹ Iodine frequency references for space ›
  • Suemasa Aru
    ‹ Developments of highly-stabilised lasers for DECIGO/Pre-DECIGO ›
  • Torrents Rufas Alejandro [ pdf ]
    ‹ An ultra-stable thermostat to explore optical metrology in the low-frequency regime ›
  • Wang Zhi
    ‹ Telescope in space ›
  • Xu Peng [ pdf ]
    ‹ Precision Measurement of Gravitomagnetic field and Laser Interferometry in Space ›
  • Yan Hao [ pdf ]
    ‹ A dual-heterodyne laser interferometer for simultaneous measurement of linear and angular displacements ›
  • Yang Fangchao
    ‹ Current Progress of Patch Effect Measurement Using an Electrostatic Controlled Torsion Pendulum with a Scanning Probe ›
  • Yin Hang
    ‹ Current progress of ground test for inertial sensor by a single-stage torsion pendulum ›
  • Yu Jianbo
    ‹ Seismic Noise Suppression for Ground-Based Investigation of Inertial Sensors by Suspending the Electrode Cage ›
  • Zhang Jingyi
    ‹ Modeling & Simulation for inter-satellite laser link acquisition ›
  • Zhou Zebing
    ‹ Current Progress and Development of Inertial Sensor for TIANQIN Project ›

C) Astrophysics with Gravitational Waves

  • Baker John
    ‹ Bayesian treatment of prospective LISA parameter estimation for massive black hole mergers ›
  • Bondarescu Ruxandra
    ‹ Exploring the Spacetime with Atomic Clocks ›
  • Breivik Katelyn [ pdf ]
    ‹ Distinguishing Between Formation Channels for Binary Black Holes with LISA ›
  • Ferrigno Carlo
    ‹ Searching gamma-ray counterparts of gravitational wave events with INTEGRAL ›
  • Gopakumar A
    ‹ Accurate measurement of black hole spin from the predicted GR centenary flare in OJ287  ›
  • Haney Maria
    ‹ Ready-to-use GW templates for eccentric inspirals ›
  • Kamai Brittany
    ‹ Testing Fundamental Properties of Space with the Fermilab Holometer ›
  • Larson Shane
    ‹ Studying Variance in the Galactic Ultra-compact Binary Population ›
  • Petiteau Antoine [ pdf ]
    ‹ The simulation working group: toward an end-to-end simulator for LISA ›
  • Seto Naoki
    ‹ Prospects of eLISA for Detecting Galactic and extra-Galactic Binary Black Holes ›
  • Wang Yan
    ‹ Detection and parameter estimation of continuous GW signals in pulsar timing arrays ›

D) Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals

  • Berry Christopher [ pdf ]
    ‹ Understanding the importance of transient resonances in extreme mass ratio inspirals ›
  • Chua Alvin [ pdf ]
    ‹ Improving kludge waveforms for EMRIs ›
  • F. Sopuerta Carlos
    ‹ Some studies on the EMRI event rate ›
  • Gair Jonathan [ pdf ]
    ‹ Overcoming noise uncertainty in eLISA parameter estimation ›
  • Heffernan Anna [ pdf ]
    ‹ The Self-Force for Non-Geodesic Motion ›
  • Oltean Marius [ pdf ]
    ‹ A frequency-domain implementation of the particle-without-particle approach to EMRIs ›

E) Cosmology and Gravitational Waves

  • Conneely Ciarán [ pdf ]
    ‹ Gravitational Wave Backgrounds ›
  • Ghaffarnejad Hossein
    ‹ Weak Gravitational Lensing of quantum perturbed Lukewarm Black Holes and cosmological constant effect ›
  • Guzzetti Maria Chiara [ pdf ]
    ‹ Constraining inflationary physics with primordial gravitational waves at small scales ›
  • Khedidja Djeha
    ‹ Inflationary models and applications  ›
  • Martinon Grégoire [ pdf ]
    ‹ Geons in anti-de Sitter spacetimes ›
  • Philippoz Lionel
    ‹ Detecting Additional Polarizations Modes with eLISA ›

Contributed Sessions and Organizers

The following parallel sessions are foreseen. More will be announced as soon as available.

A) LISA Pathfinder - Results

Organizers:
Paul Mc Namara (ESA); Bill Weber (University of Trento); Martin Hewitson (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics)

B) LISA Hardware

Organizers:
Oliver Jennrich (ESA); Gerhard Heinzel (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover)

C) Astrophysics with Gravitational Waves

Organizers:
Alberto Sesana (University of Birmingham); Monica Colpi (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca); Gijs Nelemans (Radboud University)

D) Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals (EMRI)

Organizers:
Carlos Sopuerta (Institute of Space Sciences CSIC-IEEC, Catalunya, Spain); Pau Amaro-Seoane (Albert Einstein Institute, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam)

E) Cosmology and Gravitational Waves

Organizers:
Chiara Caprini (IPhT, CEA Saclay); Germano Nardini (Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Universität Bern)

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place on Wednesday evening, starting at 19:00 on the top of the Uetliberg.

How to get there by public transport

Go to Zurich, main station (Bahnhofplatz | HB) and take the SZU train S10 leaving from Track 22. (The conference ticket is valid, but please note that accompanying person need an additional ticket for 1-2 extra zone besides city zone.) The train takes about 20min to the final station, Uetliberg (1h from the conference).


from 17:38, Milchbuck Tram 14
to 17:50 Bahnhofplatz | HB
from 18:05, Zurich HB Train S10
to 17:50 Uetliberg (final station)

How to get there by hikingt

The way up the hill is also a nice, but a little steep hike through the forest. Hiking shoes are not required.
Take the tram 14, bus 33 or train S10 to station Triemli and follow the signs upwards. The hike takes about 1 - 1.5 hours.


Meeting point 1:
17:00 in front of the lecture hall
Meeting point 2:
17:45 at end station of tram 14 Triemli