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.

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Latest news and consortium activities

Date Title Summary
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...
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...
Jul 17, 2015
ESA: Inside LISA Pathfinder ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission is a technology demonstrator that will pave the way for...
Apr 18, 2016
No showstoppers: GOAT reports on space-based gravitational wave observatory In the final report now delivered to ESA, the Gravitational Observatory Advisory Team...
Aug 29, 2013
LISA Pathfinder: from CAD models to ready-to-fly hardware Optical bench integrated into the core assembly LISA Pathfinder space mission reached...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Sep 13, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Accelerated Deep Learning
Nov 20, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral position in experimental gravitational-wave physics at the University of Padova, Italy
Apr 30, 2009
Papers Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts
Sep 09, 2020
Conferences Advances in Computational Relativity, Sep 9 - Dec 11, 2020
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Nov 06, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral research positions at Johns Hopkins University
Dec 11, 2004
Papers Brans-Dicke gravity and the capture of stars by black holes: some asymptotic results
Sep 16, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravity 2019-2020, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sep 30, 2012
Papers X-ray emission from high-redshift miniquasars: self-regulating the population of massive black holes through global warming
Oct 18, 2019
Positions Simons-FAPESP ICTP-SAIFR Research Professor Position
Feb 02, 2012
Papers Low-frequency gravitational wave science with LISA
Mar 28, 2017
Papers Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V: Extreme mass-ratio inspirals
Nov 07, 2019
Positions three postdoctoral positions at The Center for Relativistic Astrophysics CRA
Jun 13, 2005
Papers Advanced VIRGO: detector optimization for gravitational waves by inspiralling binaries
Sep 16, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity and Computational Astrophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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