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.

Latest news and consortium activities

Date Title Summary
Sep 01, 2015
LISA Pathfinder en el camí al llençament El satèl·lit s'ha acabat LISA Pathfinder (LPF), la missió per demostrar les noves...
Jun 07, 2016
Results show LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations The ESA satellite mission LISA Pathfinder has successfully demonstrated the technology...
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...
Mar 26, 2018
Building the Mission: LISA Consortium Reboot We are now ready to reboot the Consortium and ask you to apply.
Jun 07, 2016
American Physical Society: Prototype Gravitational Wave Spacecraft sets new Free Fall Record Successful LISA Pathfinder mission paves the way for the LISA space-based, gravitational...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Jan 29, 2018
Positions NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2018
Nov 17, 2016
Papers A Second Higgs Doublet in the Early Universe: Baryogenesis and Gravitational Waves
May 24, 2018
Conferences 21st Eastern Gravity Meeting at Long Island University-Brooklyn, May 24-25, 2018
Papers Perturbation method in the assessment of radiation reaction in the capture of stars by black holes
Jul 02, 2018
Conferences Summer school: Gravitational Waves 2018, Les Houches, France, July 2nd-27th 2018
Apr 30, 2009
Papers Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts
May 13, 2018
Conferences KITP Program Announcement - The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics
Oct 11, 2016
Papers Distinguishing between formation channels for binary black holes with LISA
Apr 04, 2018
Positions Postdoc Position in Data Analysis at LAPP-Annecy
Dec 11, 2004
Papers Brans-Dicke gravity and the capture of stars by black holes: some asymptotic results
Mar 01, 2018
Conferences GRAvitational-wave Science & technology Symposium (GRASS 2018), 1-2 March 2018, Padova (Italy)
Sep 30, 2012
Papers X-ray emission from high-redshift miniquasars: self-regulating the population of massive black holes through global warming
Jan 29, 2018
Positions LIGO Livingston Observatory has an opening for an Operations Specialist
Feb 02, 2012
Papers Low-frequency gravitational wave science with LISA
Jan 08, 2017
Positions University of Florida: three full-time postdoctoral positions

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