Welcome to the 1st ΛISA in Greece Workshop!
The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is a space-based Gravitational Wave (GW) observatory mission scheduled for launch in the mid 2030s. LISA is going to probe the lower part of the GW spectrum, aiming to measure signals from a variety of sources. These include Super-Massive and Stellar-mass Black Hole Binaries, ultra-Compact Binaries originating in our galactic neighborhood, Extreme Mass Ratio Inspiral, and possibly a Stochastic GW Background that may originate from cosmological sources. Measuring such signals will have an immense impact on GW physics, Cosmology, and Astrophysics altogether.
Currently, LISA is at the end of the phase A stage, where the initial design is being defined and communicated with ESA. This poses a great opportunity for the scientific community and tech industry based in Greece, to actively contribute to the development of this ESA flagship mission, as parts of a consolidated national effort supported by the Hellenic Space Center (HSC). A contribution may come both in the form of instrumentation (flight hardware), as well as data analysis and software, and dedicated Data Centers. This workshop will be focused on discussing these possibilities, and will serve as our first step towards bringing the science and technology driving forces of Greece, into the development of the LISA mission.
Attention: All Times in the schedule are in Central European Time (CET)!
For your convenience, you can download a PDF version below (both for local EET and in CET).
Zoom link for the meeting in not available any more.
List of acronyms used within the LISA collaboration.
Link to the meeting minutes. Interested parties can edit it in order to state their interest, but also to keep in touch for our next steps. It will also serve as our baseline for the writing of our LISA in Greece whitepaper.