Stochastic Gravitational Wave Backgrounds (SGWB) characterization with LISA

In this seminar I will discuss Stochastic Gravitational Wave Backgrounds (SGWB) characterization with LISA. After a general introduction on SGWB detection, I will explain the peculiar features of LISA with a focus on the response function and on the noise spectrum. The core of my talk will be the presentation of two different methods for model independent SGWB frequency reconstruction:
- The so-called ``binning method'' (1906.09244, 2009.11845) based on the idea of approximating the signal with a piecewise-defined function where each sub-function is a power law.
- A more recent method (2004.01135) based on principal components analysis. The problem of component separation to disentangle a cosmological SGWB from astrophysical foregrounds is addressed in both cases.


Mardi, 16 février, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Localisation / Location: 


Salle / Local:
  • Séminaire

Nom/Prénom // Last name/First name: 

Mauro Pieroni


Imperial College

Equipe(s) organisatrice(s) / Organizing team(s): 

  • Théorie

Pays / Country: 

United Kingdom