Confirmed plenary speakers

Ewan Fitzsimons (LISA Optical Bench), Filippo Marliani (LISA Mission Overview), Guadalupe Canas Herrera (Euclid Status Update), Jun Luo (TianQin),  Kirk McKenzie (GRACE Follow-On), Macarena Lagos (Cosmology with LISA), Olaf Hartwig (Pre-processing LISA Data: L0.5 to L1), Samaya Nissanke (Science with Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer), Yue-Liang Wu (Taiji)

Katelyn BreivikGalactic Binaries

Katie Breivik is an assistant professor in the Physics Department at Carnegie Mellon University. She works to connect simulations to data in the hope to better understand how binary-star interactions are imprinted in large populations of binary stars and the stellar remnants they produce. As part of this effort, she works to develop open-source software that is community-driven and is interested in best practices for the support of software in physics and astronomy.

Katelyn BreivikGalactic Binaries

Katie Breivik is an assistant professor in the Physics Department at Carnegie Mellon University. She works to connect simulations to data in the hope to better understand how binary-star interactions are imprinted in large populations of binary stars and the stellar remnants they produce. As part of this effort, she works to develop open-source software that is community-driven and is interested in best practices for the support of software in physics and astronomy.

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Alessandra BuonannoGWSpace 2050

Alessandra Buonanno is a director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam.
She specializes in modeling gravitational waves from binary systems of black holes and neutron stars, aiming to address open questions in cosmology, astrophysics, and gravity. She is a member of the LISA Consortium Board and co-leads the GW Space 2050 Working Group.

Photo copyright: © Markus Scholz for the Leopoldina.

Alessandra BuonannoGWSpace 2050

Alessandra Buonanno is a director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam.
She specializes in modeling gravitational waves from binary systems of black holes and neutron stars, aiming to address open questions in cosmology, astrophysics, and gravity. She is a member of the LISA Consortium Board and co-leads the GW Space 2050 Working Group.

Photo copyright: © Markus Scholz for the Leopoldina.

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Manuela CampanelliGeneral Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics Simulations

Manuela Campanelli is a distinguished astrophysics professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on the merger of supermassive black holes and neutron stars, generating gravitational waves, electromagnetic radiation, and relativistic jets.

Manuela CampanelliGeneral Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics Simulations

Manuela Campanelli is a distinguished astrophysics professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on the merger of supermassive black holes and neutron stars, generating gravitational waves, electromagnetic radiation, and relativistic jets.

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Deborah FergusonNumerical Relativity Challenges for LISA

Deborah Ferguson is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a co-chair of the LISA Early Career Scientists group. Her research focuses on ensuring that numerical relativity simulations of binary black hole mergers are prepared for the high sensitivity of LISA.

Deborah FergusonNumerical Relativity Challenges for LISA

Deborah Ferguson is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a co-chair of the LISA Early Career Scientists group. Her research focuses on ensuring that numerical relativity simulations of binary black hole mergers are prepared for the high sensitivity of LISA.

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Jonathan GairLISA Consortium Update

Jonathan is a Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam. He is an expert on data analysis for and scientific exploitation of gravitational wave data in all frequency bands. He is currently chair of the LISA Science Group and The Consortium Constituent Council.

Jonathan GairLISA Consortium Update

Jonathan is a Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam. He is an expert on data analysis for and scientific exploitation of gravitational wave data in all frequency bands. He is currently chair of the LISA Science Group and The Consortium Constituent Council.

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Michael KatzLISA Global Fit

Michael is a Research Astrophysicist at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. His research focuses on LISA data analysis methods, waveform generation, public software production, and building a LISA global fit pipeline ready for further development into the future.

Michael KatzLISA Global Fit

Michael is a Research Astrophysicist at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. His research focuses on LISA data analysis methods, waveform generation, public software production, and building a LISA global fit pipeline ready for further development into the future.

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Natalia KorsakovaData Analysis for LISA

Natalia is a postdoc at the APC laboratory in Paris. Her research is dedicated to the LISA data analysis and in particular to finding the ways how we can accelerate it with the use of machine learning. At the same time she is the junior co-chair of the LISA Data Challenge (LDC) group.

Natalia KorsakovaData Analysis for LISA

Natalia is a postdoc at the APC laboratory in Paris. Her research is dedicated to the LISA data analysis and in particular to finding the ways how we can accelerate it with the use of machine learning. At the same time she is the junior co-chair of the LISA Data Challenge (LDC) group.

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Nora LuetzgendorfLISA mission overview

Nora is ESA’s Lead Project Scientist for LISA which means she is responsible together with the LISA Science Team to ensure the best possible science return of the mission. Her past research focused on intermediate-mass black holes in stellar clusters from the observational side and N-body simulations.

Nora LuetzgendorfLISA mission overview

Nora is ESA’s Lead Project Scientist for LISA which means she is responsible together with the LISA Science Team to ensure the best possible science return of the mission. Her past research focused on intermediate-mass black holes in stellar clusters from the observational side and N-body simulations.

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Andrea MaselliEMRIs: Beyond-GR, Ringdown and Environmental Effects

Andrea is an associate professor whose research work focuses on strong gravity and modelling of compact objects in General Relativity and beyond, as gravitational wave sources.

Andrea MaselliEMRIs: Beyond-GR, Ringdown and Environmental Effects

Andrea is an associate professor whose research work focuses on strong gravity and modelling of compact objects in General Relativity and beyond, as gravitational wave sources.

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Maarten van de MeentWaveform Modelling for LISA

Maarten is an assistant professor at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and co-chair of the LISA Waveform Working Group. He is an expert in gravitational self-force computations and their application in gravitational waveform models.

Maarten van de MeentWaveform Modelling for LISA

Maarten is an assistant professor at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and co-chair of the LISA Waveform Working Group. He is an expert in gravitational self-force computations and their application in gravitational waveform models.

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Mauro PieroniStochastic Gravitational-Wave Backgrounds

Mauro is a research fellow interested in theoretical and observational cosmology. He's an expert of detection and characterization of stochastic gravitational wave backgrounds

Mauro PieroniStochastic Gravitational-Wave Backgrounds

Mauro is a research fellow interested in theoretical and observational cosmology. He's an expert of detection and characterization of stochastic gravitational wave backgrounds

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Adam PoundGravitational Self-force Waveforms for LISA

Adam is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and ERC Consolidator/UKRI Frontier Research Grant holder at the University of Southampton. He specialises in waveform modelling using gravitational self-force theory.

Adam PoundGravitational Self-force Waveforms for LISA

Adam is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and ERC Consolidator/UKRI Frontier Research Grant holder at the University of Southampton. He specialises in waveform modelling using gravitational self-force theory.

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Claudia de RhamProbing Beyond-GR Effects on Gravitational Wave Propagation

Claudia de Rham is a Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London where she develops and tests new theoretical models of gravity and cosmology to tackle the open problems at the interface between cosmology, quantum field theory and gravity.

Claudia de RhamProbing Beyond-GR Effects on Gravitational Wave Propagation

Claudia de Rham is a Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London where she develops and tests new theoretical models of gravity and cosmology to tackle the open problems at the interface between cosmology, quantum field theory and gravity.

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David ShoemakerEinstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer Status Update

David Shoemaker is at MIT, and is an experimentalist. He was the Project Leader for Advanced LIGO, and is currently the US member of the LISA Consortium Executive Committee and is the Project Manager for Cosmic Explorer. He promotes coordination across the GW field as the GWIC Executive Secretary.

David ShoemakerEinstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer Status Update

David Shoemaker is at MIT, and is an experimentalist. He was the Project Leader for Advanced LIGO, and is currently the US member of the LISA Consortium Executive Committee and is the Project Manager for Cosmic Explorer. He promotes coordination across the GW field as the GWIC Executive Secretary.

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Lorenzo SalaFemto-g physics from LISA Pathfinder to LISA

Lorenzo is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Trento, Italy. His research focuses on the LISA Gravitational Reference System, and LISA Pathfinder data analysis.

Lorenzo SalaFemto-g physics from LISA Pathfinder to LISA

Lorenzo is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Trento, Italy. His research focuses on the LISA Gravitational Reference System, and LISA Pathfinder data analysis.

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Krista Lynne SmithTime-Domain and Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

Krista Lynne Smith is an associate professor at the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on electromagnetic observations of supermassive black hole accretion, AGN feedback, and black hole binaries.

Krista Lynne SmithTime-Domain and Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

Krista Lynne Smith is an associate professor at the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on electromagnetic observations of supermassive black hole accretion, AGN feedback, and black hole binaries.

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Nicola TamaniniCosmology with LISA

Nicola is a CNRS Directeur de Recherche at the Laboratoire des 2 infinis - Toulouse, where he leads the gravitational wave group. His main research explores the interplay between cosmology and gravitational waves.

Nicola TamaniniCosmology with LISA

Nicola is a CNRS Directeur de Recherche at the Laboratoire des 2 infinis - Toulouse, where he leads the gravitational wave group. His main research explores the interplay between cosmology and gravitational waves.

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Michael TremmelCosmological Simulations of Massive Black Holes and Galaxies

Michael is a lecturer at University College Cork. He uses cosmological hydrodynamic simulations to model the co-eval growth of galaxies and massive black holes, making predictions for their population and merger history across cosmic time.

Michael TremmelCosmological Simulations of Massive Black Holes and Galaxies

Michael is a lecturer at University College Cork. He uses cosmological hydrodynamic simulations to model the co-eval growth of galaxies and massive black holes, making predictions for their population and merger history across cosmic time.

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Ada UminskaLISA Interferometric Detection System

Ada is the project scientist for the LISA Interferometric Detection Subsystem at the Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover, Germany. Previously, she worked on the LISA Telescope's dimensional stability test at the University of Florida.

Ada UminskaLISA Interferometric Detection System

Ada is the project scientist for the LISA Interferometric Detection Subsystem at the Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover, Germany. Previously, she worked on the LISA Telescope's dimensional stability test at the University of Florida.

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Caitlin WittPulsar Timing Arrays

Caitlin Witt is a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University’s CIERA and the Adler Planetarium. Her research focuses on multi-messenger studies of supermassive black hole binaries, and specializes in gravitational-wave and time-domain electromagnetic binary search techniques, which are applied to her work within NANOGrav and International Pulsar Timing Array collaborations.

Caitlin WittPulsar Timing Arrays

Caitlin Witt is a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University’s CIERA and the Adler Planetarium. Her research focuses on multi-messenger studies of supermassive black hole binaries, and specializes in gravitational-wave and time-domain electromagnetic binary search techniques, which are applied to her work within NANOGrav and International Pulsar Timing Array collaborations.

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Anthony YuLISA Laser

Anthony Yu is a laser scientist and branch technologist in the Lasers and Electro-Optics Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has over 30 years of experience in space-based laser development for Earth and planetary science applications. Currently he is the LISA laser system lead at GSFC for the LISA mission.

Anthony YuLISA Laser

Anthony Yu is a laser scientist and branch technologist in the Lasers and Electro-Optics Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has over 30 years of experience in space-based laser development for Earth and planetary science applications. Currently he is the LISA laser system lead at GSFC for the LISA mission.

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Nico YunesFundmental Physics with LISA

Nico is a professor of physics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the founding director of the Illinois Center for Advanced Studies of the Universe. His research focuses on the modeling of black holes, neutron stars and the gravitational waves they emit when they coalesce, with particular emphasis on the nuclear physics and the fundamental physics we can learn from such observations.

Nico YunesFundmental Physics with LISA

Nico is a professor of physics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the founding director of the Illinois Center for Advanced Studies of the Universe. His research focuses on the modeling of black holes, neutron stars and the gravitational waves they emit when they coalesce, with particular emphasis on the nuclear physics and the fundamental physics we can learn from such observations.

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