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Gravitational Wave Astronomy from Space

  • A. Vecchio
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Abstract

Space-borne interferometers — LISA and OMEGA — are expected to be robust gravitational wave observatories. They could easily detect radiation emitted by massive black hole binary systems at high redshift. We discuss deep surveys of massive black holes and how accurately one can expect to extract information about sources, and we compare the performances of both instruments. We show that black hole spins are likely to play a crucial role for gravitational wave astronomy from space: relativistic frame-dragging leaves peculiar “finger-prints” on the emitted radiation, which allows us to reconstruct the source parameters precisely.

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Black Hole Neutron Star Gravitational Wave Active Galactic Nucleus Gravitational Radiation 
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