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
Sep 12, 2019
2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize for Samaya Nissanke The LISA Consortium congratulates science team member Dr. Samaya Nissanke, assistant...
Nov 13, 2011
LISA Pathfinder takes major step in hunt for gravitational waves Sensors destined for ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission in 2014 have exceeded expectations in...
May 24, 2012
Getting ready for next time: European gravitational wave community strengthens space collaboration The LISA mission was reported to have been unanimously ranked first by ESA´s scientific...
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...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort ascending Image Title
Mar 27, 2014
Papers Constraints on Einstein-Æther theory and Horava gravity from binary pulsar observations
Oct 25, 2005
Papers Expected coalescence rates of NS-NS binaries for laser beam interferometers
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
Oct 23, 2019
Positions Four-year Postdoctoral Position in GW Theory and Astrophysics at AEI and CIERA
Feb 15, 2019
Positions New Gravitational Wave Physics MSc at Cardiff University
Nov 08, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Multi Messenger Astrophysics at RIT and LANL
Sep 24, 2019
Positions VIDA Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multi-messenger Astrophysics
Oct 25, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Cosmology/Astrophysics at UT Austin
Nov 08, 2019
Positions Post Doctoral Positions in Quantum optics and precision sensing at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia
Sep 25, 2019
Positions Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Florida
Oct 25, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Theoretical High-Energy Multimessenger Astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam
Nov 13, 2019
Positions JAXA Aerospace Project Research Associate positions
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Assistant Professor of Physics at the Department of Physics at Montana State University-Bozeman
Oct 25, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Positions in the CGCA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee