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
May 04, 2015
LISA Pathfinder's scientific payload completely assembled The assembly of the LISA Pathfinder satellite is on track for the launch on top of a Vega...
Feb 11, 2016
Gravitational waves observed for first time ever! LIGO Opens New Window on the Universe with Observation of Gravitational Waves from...
Apr 07, 2013
Ready for launch: Heart of LISA Pathfinder space mission tested successfully The optical bench of the LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission is currently being extensively...
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...
Jun 25, 2013
Latest LISA Pathfinder hardware delivery is 'Jewel in the Crown' A team of scientists from the University of Glasgow has successfully delivered a...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Oct 14, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral position in Gravitational Wave Physics and/or Numerical Relativity at the Center for Gravitational Physics at UT Austin
Nov 17, 2016
Papers A Second Higgs Doublet in the Early Universe: Baryogenesis and Gravitational Waves
Conferences Nottingham Centre of Gravity Inaugural Colloquia
May 11, 2000
Papers Fast and Accurate Computation Tools for Gravitational Waveforms from Binary Systems with any Orbital Eccentricity
Positions ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme
Oct 01, 2021
Positions Center for the Gravitational-Wave Universe at Seoul National University, Korea
Apr 24, 2014
Papers Data Analysis Methods for Testing Alternative Theories of Gravity with LISA Pathfinder
Feb 14, 2022
Conferences Yukawa International Seminar 2022a "Gravity - The Next Generation", February 14-18, 2022, Kyoto
Apr 19, 2022
Conferences Storming the Gravitational Wave Frontier at KITP UC Santa Barabara, April 19-22 2022
Oct 11, 2016
Papers Distinguishing between formation channels for binary black holes with LISA
Jan 24, 2022
Conferences 51th Saas-Fee Advanced Course - Compact-Object Astrophysics in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy
Papers Perturbation method in the assessment of radiation reaction in the capture of stars by black holes
Dec 14, 2021
Conferences GWPAW 2021 at AEI Hannover December, 14-17
Oct 04, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral position at UTRGV Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Apr 30, 2009
Papers Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts

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