|Probing the Strong Gravity Regime with eLISA: Progress on EMRIs
|467, 9th LISA Symposium
|Sopuerta, C. F.
|The capture of a stellar-mass compact object by a supermassive black hole
and the subsequent inspiral (driven by gravitational radiation emission)
constitute one of the most important sources of
gravitational waves for space-based observatories like eLISA/NGO.
In this article we describe their potential as high-precision tools
that can be used to perform tests of the geometry of black holes
and also of the strong field regime of gravity.