Université de GenèveDépartement de Physique ThéoriqueCAP Genève


LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) is a European Space Agency mission designed to detect and accurately measure gravitational waves with uprecedented sensitivity, and promises to bring informations which will dramatically improve our knowledge of the Universe.

The Cosmology Group is involved in the LISA Consortium: Michele Maggiore and Stefano Foffa as Full Members, Camille Bonvin, Charles Dalang, Ruth Durrer, Martin Kunz, Lucas Lombriser and Michele Mancarella as Associate Members. Valerio De Luca, Gabriele Franciolini and Toni Riotto are also part of the Consortium in association with the INFN Padua group.


Our contribution to LISA concerns theoretical studies of the implications of LISA for dark energy, dark matter, modified gravity, and cosmology in general. In particular: use of standard sirens to study the imprint of dark energy on GW propagation (Dalang, Lombriser; Foffa, Maggiore) use of standard sirens for cosmological parameter estimations (Foffa, Kunz, Maggiore), effects of gravitational lensing and matter inhomegeneities on the luminosity distance (Bonvin,Durrer), studies of primordial black holes as dark matter candidates and non-Gaussian gravitational wave signals (De Luca, Franciolini, Riotto).
A multi-messenger view of Cosmic Dawn : Conquering the Final Frontier
Topics: Cosmic Reionization, Gravitational waves, Intensity Mapping, LISA
Date: 2. September 2021
Online abstract: https://arxiv.org/abs/2109.00003
Members involved: Hamsa Padmanabhan
A multimessenger view into the first black holes in the Universe
Topics: Black Holes, Supermassive Black Holes, Cosmic Reionization, LISA, Gravitational waves
Date: 24. December 2020
Online abstract:
Members involved:
A multi-messenger view into Cosmic Dawn
Topics: Cosmic Reionization, Intensity Mapping, Line Intensity Mapping, Gravitational waves, LISA
Date: 31. March 2021
Online abstract:
Members involved: Hamsa Padmanabhan
A multi-messenger view of Cosmic Dawn
Topics: Cosmic Reionization, Gravitational waves, LISA
Date: 6. May 2021
Online abstract:
Members involved: Hamsa Padmanabhan
Constraining the host galaxy halos of massive black holes from LISA event rates
Topics: Gravitational waves, Supermassive Black Holes, LISA
Date: 17. October 2020
Online abstract: arXiv:2007.12710
Members involved: Hamsa Padmanabhan
Testing modified gravity at cosmological distances with LISA standard sirens
Topics: Gravitational waves, LISA, Modified gravity, Dark energy
Date: 4. June 2019
Online abstract: arXiv:1906.01593v2
Members involved: Enis Belgacem, Charles Dalang, Stefano Foffa, Lucas Lombriser, Michele Maggiore
The peculiar acceleration of stellar-origin black hole binaries: measurement and biases with LISA
Topics: Gravitational waves, LISA
Date: 3. July 2019
Online abstract: arXiv:1907.02018
Members involved: Camille Bonvin


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