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
Jul 17, 2015
ESA: Inside LISA Pathfinder ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission is a technology demonstrator that will pave the way for...
Apr 18, 2016
No showstoppers: GOAT reports on space-based gravitational wave observatory In the final report now delivered to ESA, the Gravitational Observatory Advisory Team...
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...
Sep 01, 2015
LISA Pathfinder on the way to launch The satellite is completed LISA Pathfinder (LPF), the test mission to demonstrate new...
May 25, 2016
First LPF results will be presented on June 7th in Madrid and Hannover First results from ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission, a technology demonstrator for the...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Dec 11, 2017
Positions Postdoctoral research position in gravitational-wave physics and particle cosmology in Brazil
Apr 27, 2014
Papers Environmental Effects for Gravitational-wave Astrophysics
Positions Post-doctoral and Ph.D. positions in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at the Albert Einstein Institute
Nov 06, 2017
Conferences "Cosmic Accelerators: Understanding Nature's High-energy Particles and Radiation", Nov 6-9, 2017, Annapolis, Maryland
Mar 01, 2018
Conferences GRAvitational-wave Science & technology Symposium (GRASS 2018), 1-2 March 2018, Padova (Italy)
Jan 18, 2013
Papers On the complementarity of pulsar timing and space laser interferometry for the individual detection of supermassive black hole binaries
Jan 08, 2017
Positions University of Florida: three full-time postdoctoral positions
Dec 01, 2017
Positions Assistant or Associate professor in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at UCSD
Sep 05, 2016
Conferences 11th International LISA Symposium, Zurich, Switzerland, September 5 – 9, 2016
Jul 23, 2017
Conferences 73rd Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics (SUSSP) "Gravitational Wave Astronomy”
Dec 12, 2017
Positions Call for Applications: CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program 2018
Jan 06, 2012
Papers LISA: Astrophysics and cosmology in the millihertz regime
Positions ICTS-Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships
Nov 04, 2017
Positions Tenure-Track/Group-Leader position at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Jul 14, 2018
Conferences 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, CA, United States, 14 - 22 July 2018

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