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Prospects for fundamental physics with LISA

Barausse, Enrico and Berti, Emanuele and Hertog, Thomas and Hughes, Scott A. and Jetzer, Philippe and Pani, Paolo and Sotiriou, Thomas P. and Tamanini, Nicola and Witek, Helvi and Yagi, Kent and Yunes, Nicolas and Abdelsalhin, T. and Achucarro, A. and Aelst, K. V. and Afshordi, N. and Akcay, S. and Annulli, L. and Arun, K. G. and Ayuso, I. and Baibhav, V. and Baker, T. and Bantilan, H. and Barreiro, T. and Barrera-Hinojosa, C. and Bartolo, N. and Baumann, D. and Belgacem, E. and Bellini, E. and Bellomo, N. and Ben-Dayan, I. and Bena, I. and Benkel, R. and Bergshoefs, E. and Bernard, L. and Bernuzzi, S. and Bertacca, D. and Besancon, M. and Beutler, F. and Beyer, F. and Bhagwat, S. and Bicak, J. and Biondini, S. and Bize, S. and Blas, D. and Boehmer, C. and Boller, K. and Bonga, B. and Bonvin, C. and Bosso, P. and Bozzola, G. and Brax, P. and Breitbach, M. and Brito, R. and Bruni, M. and Brügmann, B. and Bulten, H. and Buonanno, A. and Burke, A. O. and Burko, L. 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(2020) Prospects for fundamental physics with LISA. General Relativity and Gravitation, 52 (8). Art. No. 81. ISSN 0001-7701. doi:10.1007/s10714-020-02691-1.

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In this paper, which is of programmatic rather than quantitative nature, we aim to further delineate and sharpen the future potential of the LISA mission in the area of fundamental physics. Given the very broad range of topics that might be relevant to LISA,we present here a sample of what we view as particularly promising fundamental physics directions. We organize these directions through a “science-first” approach that allows us to classify how LISA data can inform theoretical physics in a variety of areas. For each of these theoretical physics classes, we identify the sources that are currently expected to provide the principal contribution to our knowledge, and the areas that need further development. The classification presented here should not be thought of as cast in stone, but rather as a fluid framework that is amenable to change with the flow of new insights in theoretical physics.

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Additional Information:© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020. Received 30 January 2020; Accepted 16 April 2020; Published 31 August 2020. We would like to thank all of the attendees of the first, inaugural meeting of the Fundamental Physics Research Group in Florence for interesting and stimulating discussions and presentations. We would also like to thank the Galileo Galilei Institute for their hospitality during the organization of this meeting. E. Barausse, A. Dima, N. Franchini and S. Völkel acknowledge financial support provided under the European Union’s H2020 ERC Consolidator Grant “GRavity from Astrophysical to Microscopic Scales” Grant agreement No. GRAMS-815673. This work has also been supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant agreement No. 690904. The authors would like to acknowledge financial and networking support by the GWverse COST Action CA16104, “Black holes, gravitational waves and fundamental physics”; the European Research Council Starting Grant DarkGRA-757480 (“Unveiling the dark universe with gravitational waves”) and the Flemish Research Council through the Odysseus Grant G.0011.12. H. Witek acknowledges financial support provided by the Royal Society University Research Fellowship UF160547 and the Royal Society Research Grant RGF∖R1∖180073. S.A. Hughes’s work on LISA-related science is supported by NASA Grant No. 80NSSC18K1091. E. Berti is supported by NSF Grants No. PHY-1912550 and AST-1841358, NASA ATP Grants No. 17-ATP17-0225 and 19-ATP19-0051, and NSF-XSEDE Grant No. PHY-090003. N.Yunes acknowledges support from NSF grant PHY-1759615, and NASA Grants 80NSSC18K1352. K. Yagi acknowledges support from NSF Award PHY-1806776, a Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, and the Ed Owens Fund. T. P. Sotiriou acknowledges partial support from the STFC Consolidated Grant No. ST/P000703/1.
Group:LIGO, Astronomy Department
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European Research Council (ERC)GRAMS-815673
Marie Curie Fellowship690904
European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)CA16104
European Research Council (ERC)DarkGRA-757480
Flemish Research CouncilG.0011.12
Royal SocietyUF160547
Royal SocietyRGF\R1\180073
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)ST/P000703/1
Subject Keywords:Gravitational waves; LISA; Fundamental physics
Issue or Number:8
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Official Citation:Barausse, E., Berti, E., Hertog, T. et al. Prospects for fundamental physics with LISA. Gen Relativ Gravit 52, 81 (2020).
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