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Classical and Quantum Gravity 29 (2012) 124016
Low-frequency gravitational-wave science with eLISA/NGO
Pau Amaro-Seoane1, 2, Sofiane Aoudia3, Stanislav Babak3, P. Binétruy4, Emanuele Berti5, 6, Alejandro Bohe7, Chiara Caprini8, Monica Colpi9, Neil J. Cornish10, Karsten Danzmann11, J.-F. Dufaux12, Jonathan Gair13, Oliver Jennrich14, Philippe Jetzer15, Antoine Klein10, 15, Ryan N. Lang16, Alberto Lobo2, Tyson Littenberg17, 18, Sean T. Mcwilliams19, Gijs Nelemans20, 21, 22, A. Petiteau3, 4, E.K. Porter4, Bernard F. Schutz3, Alberto Sesana3, Robin Stebbins18, Tim Sumner23, Michele Vallisneri24, Stefano Vitale25, Marta Volonteri7, 26, Henry Ward27
For the eLISA/NGO collaboration(s)

We review the expected science performance of the New Gravitational-Wave Observatory (NGO, a.k.a. eLISA), a mission under study by the European Space Agency for launch in the early 2020s. eLISA will survey the low-frequency gravitational-wave sky (from 0.1 mHz to 1 Hz), detecting and characterizing a broad variety of systems and events throughout the Universe, including the coalescences of massive black holes brought together by galaxy mergers; the inspirals of stellar-mass black holes and compact stars into central galactic black holes; several millions of ultracompact binaries, both detached and mass transferring, in the Galaxy; and possibly unforeseen sources such as the relic gravitational-wave radiation from the early Universe. eLISA's high signal-to-noise measurements will provide new insight into the structure and history of the Universe, and they will test general relativity in its strong-field dynamical regime.
1:  Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
2:  Institut de Ciències de l'Espai
3:  Albert Einstein Institute
4:  APC - UMR 7164 - AstroParticule et Cosmologie
5:  Department of Physics and Astronomy
6:  California Institute of Technology
7:  IAP - Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
8:  IPHT - Institut de Physique Théorique (ex SPhT)
9:  University of Milano Bicocca
10:  Department of Physics
11:  Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik ( Albert-Einstein-Institut )
12:  LPT - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique d'Orsay
13:  Institute of Astronomy
14:  ESA - Agence Spatiale Européenne
15:  Institute of Theoretical Physics
16:  Washington University in St Louis
17:  Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics
18:  Gravitational Astrophysics Laboratory
19:  Department of Physics
20:  Department of Astrophysics
21:  Institute for Astronomy
22:  Nikhef
23:  Quantum Optics and Laser Science, Blackett Laboratory
24:  JPL - Jet Propulsion Laboratory [NASA]
25:  Department of Physics and INFN
26:  Department of Astronomy
27:  Department of Physics and Astronomy
Physics/Astrophysics/Cosmology and Extra-Galactic Astrophysics

Sciences of the Universe/Astrophysics/Cosmology and Extra-Galactic Astrophysics
General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology – Astrophysics - Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics – Astrophysics - Galaxy Astrophysics
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