Research Update on Extreme-Mass-Ratio Inspirals

Pau Amaro-Seoane, Jonathan R. Gair, Adam Pound, Scott A. Hughes, Carlos F. Sopuerta

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The inspirals of stellar-mass mass compact objects into massive black holes in the centres of galaxies are one of the most important sources of gravitational radiation for space-based detectors like LISA or eLISA. These extreme-mass-ratio inspirals (EMRIs) will enable an ambitious research program with implications for astrophysics, cosmology, and fundamental physics. This article is a summary of the talks delivered at the plenary session on EMRIs at the 10th International LISA Symposium. It contains research updates on the following topics: astrophysics of EMRIs; EMRI science potential; and EMRI modeling.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012002
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2015


  • astro-ph.CO
  • astro-ph.GA
  • gr-qc


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