LPF Mission

Lancement prévu pour Decembre 2015

En route pour eLISA avec LISA Pathfinder

Vacuum integrity test of LPF. Credit: Astrium Ltd (an EADS company)

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 14, 2018
Another milestone for LISA: Further investigations confirm LISA Pathfinder's success Latest investigations confirmed that LISA Pathfinder has demonstrated the feasibility of...
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...
Feb 05, 2018
LISA Pathfinder – the quietest place in space New LISA Pathfinder results exceed requirements for future gravitational-wave observatory...
Oct 16, 2017
GW170817 - The first observation of gravitational-waves from a binary neutron star inspiral In a milestone for multimessenger astronomy, scientists have directly detected...
Oct 03, 2017
Nobel Prize 2017 in Physics for Gravitational Waves Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish of the LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration receive...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort ascending Title
Jun 13, 2005
Papers Expected Coalescence Rate of Double Neutron Stars for Ground Based Interferometers
May 13, 2018
Conferences KITP Program Announcement - The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics
Nov 09, 2018
Positions PhD Position in Gravitational Wave Physics at the University of Tübingen, Germany
Mar 27, 2014
Papers Constraints on Einstein-Æther theory and Horava gravity from binary pulsar observations
Aug 30, 2018
Conferences Dawn IV: Global strategies for Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Amsterdam 30-31 August 2018
Dec 14, 2018
Positions Postdoc Position at IIP, Natal, Brazil
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
Sep 07, 2018
Positions Multiple Tenure-Track Positions at Chinese University Hong Kong
Oct 25, 2005
Papers Expected coalescence rates of NS-NS binaries for laser beam interferometers
May 07, 2018
Conferences XIX LNF Spring School at the INFN, Italy, May 7-11 2018
Mar 25, 2019
Conferences The New Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, 25-29 March 2019, Groningen
Apr 29, 2014
Papers Strong Binary Pulsar Constraints on Lorentz Violation in Gravity
Aug 07, 2018
Conferences Physics and Astrophysics at the eXtreme (PAX-IV) Workshop at IUCAA, Pune, India, August 7-10, 2018
Dec 21, 2018
Positions Faculty Position in Experimental GW Physics at Cardiff University

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