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A Precision Cosmology Program with Gravitational Waves Standard Sirens

First detections of mergers of compact binary objects by the LIGO/Virgo network of interferometers have revealed a new, independent, powerful class of distance indicators: gravitational wave standard sirens. In this study we aim at developing the case of a future program aiming at exploring these events for precision cosmology experiments.

Proposed by Marcelle Soares-Santos (Brandeis University)