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
Dec 03, 2015
LISA Pathfinder launches successfully on 3 Dec 2015 LISA Pathfinder lifted off on Ariane Spaceflight VV06 atop the sixth Vega rocket on 3...
Oct 15, 2015
#2: Fasten your belts! During the first week of activities at Kourou, the LISA Pathfinder team have focused on...
Jun 07, 2016
European Space Agency: LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations Press Release by the European Space Agency: ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission has...
Nov 11, 2014
Inertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder mission delivered Important step forward: CGS SpA deliveres theinertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder...
Jan 13, 2016
Laser light for LISA Pathfinder Since December 3, 2015, LISA Pathfinder is in space and still on the way to its target...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort ascending Title
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Sep 13, 2018
Conferences Stars: Birth and Death - GMT Community Science Meeting, Sep 13-15, Hawaii
Jan 04, 2019
Positions Director at Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS), Swinburne University of Technology
Dec 11, 2004
Papers Brans-Dicke gravity and the capture of stars by black holes: some asymptotic results
Jun 18, 2018
Conferences CRIS2018 First Announcement
Nov 09, 2018
Positions Postdoctoral Position (I) in Gravitational Wave Physics at University of Tübingen, Germany
Sep 30, 2012
Papers X-ray emission from high-redshift miniquasars: self-regulating the population of massive black holes through global warming
May 29, 2018
Conferences Gravity Exploration Institute Opening Workshop, Cardiff, May 29-30
Dec 07, 2018
Positions Associate Professor in Gravitational Wave Science at UC San Diego
Feb 02, 2012
Papers Low-frequency gravitational wave science with LISA
Mar 28, 2017
Papers Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V: Extreme mass-ratio inspirals
Mar 25, 2019
Conferences The New Era of Multi Messenger Astrophysics, 25-29 March 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands
Jan 04, 2019
Positions Spanish Programs for Tenure Track and Postdoctoral Positions at the University of the Balearic Islands
Jun 13, 2005
Papers Advanced VIRGO: detector optimization for gravitational waves by inspiralling binaries
Jan 29, 2018
Positions NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH/JULY/NOVEMBER 1, 2019

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