[Announcement] The 13th LISA Symposium Goes Forth Online.

The 13th International LISA Symposium will take place everywhere online on three afternoons (UTC), on September 1-3, 2020.

The symposium will focus on the status of the LISA mission; on the latest developments in its design and technology; on the science (astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, and fundamental physics) of LISA’s millihertz gravitational-wave sources; and on the ensuing challenges in gravitational theory and analysis.

We welcome the entire astronomical community to help define and update the unique paths to discovery that will become possible with LISA, and to discuss opportunities for multimessenger astronomy in conjunction with future space and ground facilities.

We aim at a widely accessible and inclusive symposium that will gather a diverse audience and provide learning and advancement opportunities at all levels, and especially for early career scientists. We hope to keep participation costs low (or zero). 

The live program of invited and contributed presentations, panels, and townhalls will be supplemented by prerecorded talks and tutorials, which will be available on the conference website in advance of the symposium.

If you are interested in participating, please follow this link to sign up for the symposium email list and to answer a 30-second survey about how you wish to participate: https://forms.gle/swAg2pRe39wTxYkcA

We would appreciate your response by 22 May.

We have set up a website for the symposium where, in the near future, you will be able to receive more information about the event:  http://lisasymposium13.lisamission.org/

A rough timeline for the 13th LISA Symposium is as follows: In early June, we will send out a call for contributed presentations with a deadline in mid-July and we will circulate the final program by early August.

Best regards,
John W. Conklin (SOC Co-Chair)
Elena Maria Rossi (SOC Co-Chair)
Michele Vallisneri (TOC Chair)