Primordial Gravitational Waves with LISA
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Original versionRicciardone, A. (2017) Primordial Gravitational Waves with LISA. Journal of Physics, Conference Series, 840(1) 10.1088/1742-6596/840/1/012030
Primordial Gravitational Waves are the next target of modern cosmology. They represent a window on the early Universe and the only probe of the physics and microphysics of the inflationary period. When the production of GWs happens in scenarios richer than the standard single-field slow-roll, the GW signal becomes potentially detectable also on scales smaller than the Cosmic Microwave Background. LISA will be extremely complementary to CMB experiments to extract information about primordial inflationary models and in particular to probe phases of the inflationary period for which we have very poor knowledges.