There are various issues associated with modelling and detection of EMRIs that must be addressed before LISA is launched. I am actively involved with research into many of these issues, some of which are described below.

- Gair, J R, Kennefick, D J and Larson, S L, 2005,
*Gravitational radiation timescales for extreme mass ratio inspirals*, accepted for publication in*Astrophys. J.*. Available as gr-qc/0508275.

- Gair, J R, Kennefick, D
J and Larson, S L, 2005,
*Semi-relativistic approximation to gravitational radiation from encounters with nonspinning black holes*,*Phys. Rev.*D**72**084009. Available as gr-qc/0508049.

- Gair, J R and
Glampedakis, K, 2005,
*Improved approximate inspirals of test-bodies into Kerr black holes*, submitted to*Phys. Rev.*D. Available as gr-qc/0510129.

- Babak, S, Fang, H, Gair, J R, Glampedakis, K and Hughes, S
A, 2006,
*"Kludge" gravitational waveforms and fluxes for a test-body orbiting a Kerr black hole*, in preparation.

- Gair, J R, Barack, L, Creighton, T, Cutler, C,
Larson, S
L, Phinney, E S and Vallisneri, M, 2004,
*Event rate estimates for LISA extreme mass ratio capture sources*,*Class. Quantum Grav.***21**S1595-S1606 Available as gr-qc/0405137.

- Wen, L and Gair, J R, 2005,
*Detecting extreme mass ratio inspirals with LISA using time-frequency methods*,*Class. Quantum Grav.***22**S445-S452. Available as gr-qc/0502100. - Gair, J R and Wen, L, 2005,
*Detecting extreme mass ratio inspirals with LISA using time-frequency methods II: search characterization*,*Class. Quantum Grav.***22**S1359-S1371. Available as gr-qc/0506116.

- Kesden, M, Gair, J R and Kamionkowski, M, 2005,
*Gravitational-Wave Signature of an Inspiral into a Supermassive Horizonless Object*,*Phys. Rev.*D**71**044015 Available as gr-qc/0411478.