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 23, 2013
ESA’s next large mission: LISA white paper submitted We have come remarkably far using light of different spectrums as our tool for observing...
May 20, 2013
LPF scheduled for launch in 2015 The LISA consortium strongly supports ESA's LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission, whose launch...
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...
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 topicsort descending Image Title
Sep 24, 2019
Positions VIDA Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multi-messenger Astrophysics
Oct 15, 2019
Positions Four-year Postdoctoral Position in Scattering Amplitudes and Gravitational Waves at AEI and UCLA
Nov 06, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral research positions at Johns Hopkins University
Sep 25, 2019
Positions Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Florida
Oct 18, 2019
Positions Simons-FAPESP ICTP-SAIFR Research Professor Position
Nov 07, 2019
Positions three postdoctoral positions at The Center for Relativistic Astrophysics CRA
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Assistant Professor of Physics at the Department of Physics at Montana State University-Bozeman
Oct 18, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Position at CMI, Chennai, India
Nov 08, 2019
Positions Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Experimental GW Physics at Syracuse University
Sep 30, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Oct 23, 2019
Positions Four-year Postdoctoral Position in GW Theory and Astrophysics at AEI and CIERA
Sep 13, 2019
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Nov 08, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Multi Messenger Astrophysics at RIT and LANL
Oct 02, 2019
Positions ERC-funded Postdoctoral positions in Computational and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics in Helsinki
Oct 25, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Cosmology/Astrophysics at UT Austin

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