Gravity Essay on tidal effects with EMRIs

The essay "Love in Extreme Ratio" by Paolo Pani and Andrea Maselli was selected for an Honorable Mention in the Gravity Research Foundation Essay Competition 2019.

This work shows that extreme-mass ratio inspirals (one of the main sources of the future space-mission LISA) will allow us to measure the tidal deformability of supermassive objects with a precision that is 8 orders of magnitude better than current measurements of the tidal deformability of neutron stars with LIGO and Virgo.


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