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 01, 2015
LISA Pathfinder en el camí al llençament El satèl·lit s'ha acabat LISA Pathfinder (LPF), la missió per demostrar les noves...
Jun 30, 2014
LISA Pathfinder on the cover of top popular German astronomy magazine
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.

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort ascending Title
Nov 17, 2016
Papers A Second Higgs Doublet in the Early Universe: Baryogenesis and Gravitational Waves
Jun 29, 2018
Positions Postdoctoral Fellowships in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics at RIT
Dec 01, 2018
Conferences JSI - Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop 2018
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 07, 2018
Positions Multiple Tenure-Track Positions at Chinese University Hong Kong
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 Faculty Position in Theoretical Gravitational Physics at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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 Tenured Full Professor Position in GW Data Analysis at RESCEU, University of Tokyo
Apr 30, 2009
Papers Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts

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