LPF Mission

Lancement prévu pour Decembre 2015

En route pour eLISA avec LISA Pathfinder

Vacuum integrity test of LPF. Credit: Astrium Ltd (an EADS company)

LISA Pathfinder tracera la voie vers la mission eLISA en testant, dans l’espace, le concept (les principes ?) de la détection d’ondes gravitationnelles.

L'endroit le plus silencieux du système solaire

LISA Pathfinder (LPF) placera deux masses d’épreuve en "chute libre" quasi parfaite, contrôlera et mesurera leur mouvement relatif avec une précision inégalée. Ceci sera effectué grâce à des thechnologies innovantes telles que des senseurs inertiels, un système de métrologie laser, un système à compensation de trainée et des micro-propulseurs délivrant des micro-Newton. L’ensemble de ces masses d’épreuve et leur environnement constitueront probablement un des endroits les plus "calmes" du système solaire.

Toutes ces technologies sont non seulement essentielles pour la mission eLISA, elles seront également à la base de toutes les missions qui voudront tester la théorie de la relativitié générale d’Einstein.

LPF sera lancé en novembre 2015.

The LISA Consortium

The LISA Consortium is committed to supporting the LISA mission. It includes all the main investigators involved in the highly successful LISA Pathfinder mission, a number of scientists who worked on the ground-based LIGO, Virgo, and GEO projects, and a number who worked on the Laser Ranging Interferometer on the GRACE Follow-On mission, thus making full use of the expertise accumulated so far. The LISA Consortium proposed and submitted the white paper The Gravitational Universe which was accepted for the ESA L3 slot.

If you are a scientist and wish to contribute to the LISA mission, use this scientist registration form.

Latest news and consortium activities

Date Title Summary
Apr 09, 2021
LISA Pathfinder - A Space Saga This series of short clips takes you back 5 years ago and lets you relive LISA Pathfinder...
Sep 01, 2020
The 13th International LISA Symposium September 1-3, 2020 The 13th International LISA Symposium featured a program dedicated to gravitational wave...
Jun 03, 2020
New movie about LISA, the first gravitational wave observatory in space On the occasion of the 236th meeting of the American Astronomical Society the LISA...
Mar 06, 2020
European Astronomical Society: LISA Pathfinder Principal Investigator Stefano Vitale awarded the 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal The European Astronomical Society (EAS) awards the 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal to Prof....
Dec 12, 2019
NASA Award for AEI Researchers: US space agency honors German team’s contributions to laser instrument on board GRACE Follow-On A group of 47 researchers in Germany received a NASA award for their teamwork on the...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
May 19, 2022
Conferences The ICASU inaugural conference, University of Illionois in Urbana-Champaign, May 19-21 2022
Feb 14, 2022
Conferences Yukawa International Seminar 2022a "Gravity - The Next Generation", February 14-18, 2022, Kyoto
Dec 20, 2021
Conferences XIV Black Holes Workshop, Aveiro, Portugal, 20-21- December 2021
Dec 14, 2021
Conferences GWPAW 2021 at AEI Hannover December, 14-17
Nov 29, 2021
Conferences IAU SYMPOSIUM 363, November 29 - December 03, 2021 - remote
Nov 14, 2021
Conferences Detection and Analysis of Gravitational Waves in the era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy: From Mathematical Modelling to Machine Learning
Oct 25, 2021
Conferences TeV Particle Astrophysics 2021(TeVPA 2021), October 25-29, online/onsite
Sep 27, 2021
Conferences Black Holes Inside and Out, 27 September - 1 October 2021, online
Sep 27, 2021
Conferences Workshop on Very Light Dark Matter 2021, September 27-29, online via Zoom
Sep 17, 2021
Positions Assistant Professor in Gravitational Waves (Experiment) at UC Berkeley
Sep 17, 2021
Positions Beecroft Fellowship at University of Oxford
Sep 17, 2021
Positions 2022 KICP Fellowship University of Chicago
Sep 17, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships in Experimental Physics or Astrophysics at Caltech
Sep 13, 2021
Conferences Mathematical and Computational Challenges in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy, September 13 - December 17, 2021
Sep 10, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Scholar Computational Relativistic Astrophysics at PennState

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