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 +**Alberto Sesana**, Max-Planck Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam, Germany.
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 +Tuesday 17th February, 4:00pm, room HG 00.071
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 +**Gravitational wave science and multimessenger astronomy with eLISA and pulsar timing**
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 +Within this decade the detection of gravitational waves (GWs) may be a reality, opening a completely new window on the Universe. The low frequency window will be dominated by signals emitted by a cosmological population of massive black hole binaries (MBHBs). I will review briefly several aspect of MBH physics, including their formation, evolution, interaction with their environment and gravitational wave (GW) emission. I will pay particular attention to the prospect of GW detection with pulsar timing arrays and/or future space based interferometers,​ and prospect of carrying joint GW and electromagnetic observations.
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