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
May 11, 2000
Papers Fast and Accurate Computation Tools for Gravitational Waveforms from Binary Systems with any Orbital Eccentricity
May 13, 2019
Conferences The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics, May 13 - Jul 19 2019 at UCSB
Sep 04, 2018
Positions Assistant Professor position at the University of Minnesota
Apr 24, 2014
Papers Data Analysis Methods for Testing Alternative Theories of Gravity with LISA Pathfinder
Jun 15, 2018
Conferences Indiana University Center for Spacetime Symmetries Summer School, June 15-21, 2018
Oct 12, 2018
Positions Research Associate in Gravitational Physics at University of Virginia
Oct 11, 2016
Papers Distinguishing between formation channels for binary black holes with LISA
Dec 01, 2018
Conferences Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW), December 1-4 2018
Papers Perturbation method in the assessment of radiation reaction in the capture of stars by black holes
Jun 04, 2018
Conferences GEMMA Physics Workshop, Italy, 4-7 June 2018
Sep 07, 2018
Positions Multiple Tenure-Track Positions at Chinese University Hong Kong
Apr 30, 2009
Papers Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts
May 07, 2018
Conferences 8th Iberian Gravitational Waves Meeting, University of the Balearic Islands, Palma, 7-9 May 2018
Oct 12, 2018
Positions Faculty Position in Theoretical Gravitational Physics at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA

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