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LISA Preparatory Science (LPS) Selection
(Solicitation NNH18ZDA001N-LPS, ROSES2018)

The ESA-led Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission will detect gravitational waves from a variety of astrophysical sources in a new observational window at milli-Hz frequencies. As an ESA partner, NASA expects to make both hardware and science analysis and interpretation contributions to the mission. The NASA LISA Preparatory Science (LPS) grants provide support for US-based investigators to analyze and interpret simulated LISA data over a period up to three years. Hardware and mission concepts are funded separately.

Following the LPS Solicitation in ROSES 2018, investigators from a broad range of institutions and career stages submitted a total of 30 compliant proposals by June 14, 2018. Non-conflicted peers reviewed and ranked the proposals by scientific merit and other criteria described in the solicitation. Based on these results and programmatic considerations, the following LPS proposals are selected for fiscal year 2019 funding:

Proposal NumberPrincipal InvestigatorAffiliationTitle
18-LPS18-0002Mandic, VukUniv. of MinnesotaSearching for the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background with LISA
18-LPS18-0004Bogdanovic, TamaraGeorgia Tech Research CenterElectromagnetic and Gravitational Wave Signatures of LISA Massive Black Hole Binaries
18-LPS18-0005Cornish, NeilMontana State UniversityDeveloping global analysis strategies for the LISA gravitational wave observatory
18-LPS18-0009Naoz, SmadarUniv. of California, Los AngelesMulti-messenger Astronomy: Forecasting LISA Events with LIGO Detections and Electromagnetic Counterparts
18-LPS18-0015Shoemaker, DeirdreGeorgia Tech Research CenterBlack Hole Mergers and Gravitational Radiation in the LISA Era
18-LPS18-0021Larson, ShaneNorthwestern Univ.Tools for Modeling Selection Biases and for Advanced Astrophysical Interpretation of LISA Observations
18-LPS18-0022Wass, PeterUniv. of FloridaSimulating the LISA instrument for maximum science return: high fidelity modeling of precision freefall and optical metrology
18-LPS18-0027Cutler, CurtJet Propulsion LaboratoryNext generation analysis for LISA data analysis
18-LPS18-0030Prince, ThomasCaltechDetection of LISA Verification Binaries and Galactic Ultra-Compact Binaries using the Zwicky Transient Facility

Please see the selection document for further details.


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