Observing gravitational waves from space with LISA

General Public
Chiara Caprini
AstroParticle and Cosmology Center, Paris

IFT Blue Room

The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna is the space mission of the European Space Agency to observe gravitational waves. After an introduction to gravitational waves and to the recent direct detections made by Earth-based interferometers, we will describe the scientific potential of the LISA mission, in particular for what concerns cosmology and the physics of the very early universe.