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
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 29, 2014
How do Gravitational Waves look like? David Radice wins Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize The 2014 Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize for outstanding research in Mathematical or Numerical...
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
Aug 11, 2012
Papers Breadboard model of the LISA phasemeter
Jul 08, 2018
Conferences 12th International LISA Symposium, Chicago 8-13 July 2018
Sep 13, 2018
Conferences Stars: Birth and Death - GMT Community Science Meeting, Sep 13-15, Hawaii
Jun 13, 2005
Papers Expected Coalescence Rate of Double Neutron Stars for Ground Based Interferometers
Jan 29, 2018
Positions NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH/JULY/NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Oct 10, 2018
Positions Professor, Assistant or Associate Professor in gravitational wave cosmology at University of Helsinki, Finland
Mar 27, 2014
Papers Constraints on Einstein-Æther theory and Horava gravity from binary pulsar observations
Jul 02, 2018
Conferences 2nd Institute of Space Sciences Summer School - Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Conferences Hyperspace@AEI
Jun 04, 2018
Conferences The Sound of Spacetime: The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Science, 4-15 June 2018, Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany
Aug 28, 2018
Positions Assistant Professor, Statistical Sciences, Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Oct 25, 2005
Papers Expected coalescence rates of NS-NS binaries for laser beam interferometers
May 13, 2018
Conferences KITP Program Announcement - The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics
Oct 12, 2018
Positions Postdoctoral Scholar (Multimessenger Astrophysics) at PennState University
Apr 29, 2014
Papers Strong Binary Pulsar Constraints on Lorentz Violation in Gravity

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