Research Activity: Athena and LISA White Papers
This post summarizes three white papers to which I contributed, one about the European Space agency (ESA) mission Athena and the other two related to the ESA/NASA mission LISA, the LaserInterferometer Space Antenna.
Papers Highlighted

LISA Consortium Waveform Working Group. “Waveform Modelling for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna.” arXiv:2311.01300.

K. G. Arun, et al. “New Horizons for Fundamental Physics with LISA.” Living Rev. Relativ. 25, 4 (2022), arXiv:2205.01597.

L. Piro et al. “Multimessenger Athena Synergy White Paper.” Exp. Astron. 54, 23117 (2022), arXiv:2110.15677.
Summary of the Papers
The first paper on Athena focused on what one can learn from multimessenger observations of gravitational waves from binary neutron stars and blackhole–neutronstar binaries with future ground based detectors (such as Cosmic Explorer and Einstein Telescope) and xray observations of the electromagnetic emission from these mergers using the Athena mission. The most promising avenues were understanding the demographics of the xray afterglows from gammaray bursts. Measuring precursor flares or the prompt emission from the merger, as well as xrays from the kilonova could even be possible.
The next two papers are related to the planned LISA gravitationalwave detector. The first on fundamental physics is a broad summary of the wide range of theoretical physics topics that can be studied with LISA. I contributed to the parts on gravitationalwave probes of dark matter and of measurements of gravitationalwave memory effects. The second on waveform modeling focused more on the analytical and numerical calculations of gravitational waves that will need to be performed to make detections of gravitational wave sources and to analyze the properties of these sources. I similarly contributed to the parts on darkmatter effects in the gravitational waves, and gravitationalwave memoryeffect waveform models.