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
Jan 25, 2018
LISA PATHFINDER WINS AMERICAN ASTRONAUTICAL SOCIETY AWARD ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission has been honoured with the 2017 Space Technology Award of...
Jan 22, 2018
LISA mission passes review successfully and begins next stage of development Before an ESA mission reaches the launch pad, it has to go through a number of approval...
Jan 22, 2018
Nach erfolgreicher Überprüfung beginnt für die LISA-Mission die nächste Entwicklungsstufe Bevor eine ESA-Mission zum Start rollen kann, muss sie eine Reihe von Prüfverfahren...
Jan 22, 2018
LISA-missie geslaagd voor review en door naar het volgende ontwikkelingsstadium Voordat een ESA-missie het lanceerplatform bereikt, moet er een aantal...
Oct 16, 2017
GW170817 - The first observation of gravitational-waves from a binary neutron star inspiral In a milestone for multimessenger astronomy, scientists have directly detected...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Sep 25, 2019
Positions Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Florida
Sep 24, 2019
Positions VIDA Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multi-messenger Astrophysics
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral and Visiting Positions at all Levels in Relativistic Astrophysics at Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Assistant Professor of Physics at the Department of Physics at Montana State University-Bozeman
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Postdoc Research Positions at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland
Sep 16, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravity 2019-2020, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sep 16, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity and Computational Astrophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sep 13, 2019
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Sep 13, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Accelerated Deep Learning
Feb 15, 2019
Positions New Gravitational Wave Physics MSc at Cardiff University
May 04, 2018
Positions ESO Studentship Programme, Europe and Chile 2018/2019
Jan 29, 2018
Positions NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH/JULY/NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Mar 28, 2017
Papers Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V: Extreme mass-ratio inspirals
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Nov 17, 2016
Papers A Second Higgs Doublet in the Early Universe: Baryogenesis and Gravitational Waves

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