LISA laser interferometer space antenna

Karsten Danzmann, Pau Amaro-Seoane, Heather Audley, Stanislav Babak, John Baker, Enrico Barausse, Peter Bender, Emanuele Berti, Pierre Binetruy, Michael Born, Daniele Bortoluzzi, Jordan Camp, Chiara Caprini, Vitor Cardoso, Monica Colpi, John Conklin, Neil Cornish, Curt Cutler, Rita Dolesi, Luigi FerraioliValerio Ferroni, Ewan Fitzsimons, Jonathan Gair, Lluis Gesa Bote, Domenico Giardini, Ferran Gibert, Catia Grimani, Hubert Halloin, Gerhard Heinzel, Thomas Hertog, Martin Hewitson, Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Daniel Hollington, Mauro Hueller, Henri Inchauspe, Philippe Jetzer, Nikos Karnesis, Christian Killow, Antoine Klein, Bill Klipstein, Natalia Korsakova, Shane L. Larson, Jeffrey Livas, Ivan Lloro, Nary Man, Davor Mance, Joseph Martino, Ignacio Mateos, Kirk McKenzie, Sean T. McWilliams, Cole Miller, Guido Mueller, Germano Nardini, Gijs Nelemans, Miquel Nofrarias, Antoine Petiteau, Paolo Pivato, Eric Plagnol, Ed Porter, Jens Reiche, David Robertson, Norna Robertson, Elena Rossi, Giuliana Russano, Bernard Schutz, Alberto Sesana, David Shoemaker, Jacob Slutsky, Carlos F. Sopuerta, Tim Sumner, Nicola Tamanini, Ira Thorpe, Michael Troebs, Michele Vallisneri, Alberto Vecchio, Daniele Vetrugno, Stefano Vitale, Marta Volonteri, Gudrun Wanner, Harry Ward, Peter Wass, William Weber, John Ziemer, Peter Zweifel

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The last century has seen enormous progress in our understanding of the Universe. We know that the Universe has emerged from the big bang, has been expanding at large, and contains luminous baryonic structures that shape our cosmic landscape. We know that stars are continuing to form in galaxies, and that galaxies form and assemble along filaments of the cosmic web. Powerful quasars and gamma-ray bursts were already in place when the Universe was less than one billion years old, indicating places where the first black holes formed. By using electromagnetic radiation as a tool for observing the Universe, we have learned that fluctuations at early epochs seeded the formation of all cosmic structures we see today. However, we do not know the nature of this dark component, which is revealed through its gravitational action on the luminous matter, nor how, when, and where the first black holes formed in dark matter halos.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Feb 2 2017

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