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LISA Sprint 2024

The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is a joint effort of ESA and NASA to develop and operate a space-based observatory to survey the mHz gravitational wave band. To prepare for LISA observations and its unique data products, we are announcing the 2nd LISA Sprint to be held in Pasadena, CA on the Caltech campus from Monday April 29 to Wednesday May 1, 2024.

The meeting's objectives are twofold: The first goal is to connect LISA data scientists with astronomers and astrophysicists who will incorporate LISA data products into their own research. The second is to advance the broader research community's readiness to capitalize on LISA observations.

During the workshop small interdisciplinary teams of researchers will come together and make concrete progress on concise projects and goals related to LISA science objectives. A number of project ideas, analysis and visualization tools, and simulated data products, will be curated and provided by the organizers in collaboration with experts in the field. Additionally, participants are encouraged to propose ideas and contribute further material that adheres to the workshop's format.

The format will follow the inaugural LISA Sprint held at CCA in 2020. We are envisioning a hands-on workshop: there will be no talks - only brief project "pitches" at the beginning of the workshop, progress reports at the end of each day, and "show and tell" at the close of the meeting to share results and future work with the group.

Due to a limited number of places available, we request that those interested in attending fill out an application form (deadline: February 20th). Accepted applicants will be notified by the end of February. Please note that there is no financial support available, but there is also no registration fee.


Organizing Committee