TITLE

Deep surveys of massive black holes with LISA

AUTHOR(S)
Vecchio, Alberto
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 523 Issue 1, p238
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Massive black hole binary systems—with mass in the range ∼10[sup 5] M[sub &beye;]–10[sup 8] M[sub &beye;]—are among the most interesting sources for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA); gravitational radiation emitted during the last year of in-spiral could be detectable with a very large (∼10[sup 3]) signal-to-noise ratio for sources at cosmological distance. Here we discuss the impact of LISA for astronomy and cosmology; we review our present understanding of the relevant issues, and highlight open problems that deserve further investigations. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
6028844

 

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