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
Nov 27, 2013
Selected: The Gravitational Universe - ESA decided on next Large Mission Concepts Selected: The Gravitational UniverseESA decided on next Large Mission Concepts The...
May 15, 2014
LISA Pathfinder displayed for the first time at the ILA 2014 Direct detection of gravitational waves in space requires some completely new...
Nov 04, 2014
Imaging System Investigations for LISA Members of Airbus DS GmbH, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert...
Nov 11, 2014
Inertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder mission delivered Important step forward: CGS SpA deliveres theinertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder...
Dec 10, 2014
Preparing the team: Operations test The LISA Pathfinder science team, together with the Science and Technology Operations...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort descending Image Title
Oct 14, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Queen Mary University of London
Oct 04, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral research positions with the Nuclear Physics of Multi-Messenger Mergers (NP3M) Focus Research Hub
Sep 03, 2021
Positions The Enrico Fermi, Robert R. McCormick & Mafalda and Reinhard Oehme Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - 2022
Oct 19, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Gravitational Physics UT Austin
Oct 05, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Oct 19, 2021
Positions Postdoc position for GW astronomy at UWA
Sep 28, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Positions ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme
Oct 07, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral fellowships in gravitational-wave astronomy at Milan-Bicocca (Italy)
Sep 10, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Scholar Computational Relativistic Astrophysics at PennState
Oct 19, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Numerical Relativity at Caltech
Sep 28, 2021
Positions INFN post-doctoral research grant in Florence on: General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics Models of Astrophysical Compact Objects
Oct 07, 2021
Positions Perimeter Postdoctoral Program
Sep 10, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Scholar High-Energy Astrophysics at PennState
Oct 20, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral position on massive black hole astrophysics and numerical simulations

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