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
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...
Jun 07, 2016
Replay Livestream of LISA Pathfinder Press Conference You can watch a replay of the live stream of the LISA Pathfinder press conference in...
Dec 10, 2014
Preparing the team: Operations test The LISA Pathfinder science team, together with the Science and Technology Operations...
Jan 13, 2016
Laserlicht für LISA Pathfinder Erste Systeme der wissenschaftlichen Nutzlast erfolgreich eingeschaltet und getestet
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...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Dec 05, 2017
Positions Assistant Professor in Mathematics University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Sep 12, 2016
Conferences TeV Particle Atrophysics 2016, CERN, 12-16 September 2016
Aug 07, 2017
Positions Postdocs at the University of Florida
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
Dec 11, 2004
Papers Brans-Dicke gravity and the capture of stars by black holes: some asymptotic results
Nov 17, 2016
Papers A Second Higgs Doublet in the Early Universe: Baryogenesis and Gravitational Waves
Nov 07, 2017
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Gravitational-Wave Physics
Sep 30, 2012
Papers X-ray emission from high-redshift miniquasars: self-regulating the population of massive black holes through global warming
Jun 26, 2017
Conferences The XXXIIIth international colloquium of the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris on The Era of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy (TEGrAW), June 26th to June 30th 2017
Dec 05, 2017
Positions Several postdoc appointments and Ph.D. positions in new Computational Relativistic Astrophysics Division at AEI Potsdam
Feb 02, 2012
Papers Low-frequency gravitational wave science with LISA
Jul 04, 2016
Conferences CRIS2016, Ischia, 4-8 July, 2016
Aug 07, 2017
Positions Positions on NASA's LISA ST and ESA' Science Study Team
May 28, 2018
Conferences XIII Sigrav Graduate School In Contemporary Relativity and Gravitational Physics, May 28-June 1 2018, Como, Italy
Jun 13, 2005
Papers Advanced VIRGO: detector optimization for gravitational waves by inspiralling binaries

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