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
Jan 22, 2018
Nach erfolgreicher Überprüfung beginnt für die LISA-Mission die nächste Entwicklungsstufe Bevor eine ESA-Mission zum Start rollen kann, muss sie eine Reihe von Prüfverfahren...
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...
Jul 19, 2017
Good Night, LISA Pathfinder! LISA Pathfinder has been switched off as planned on the evening of 18thof July, ending...
Jul 13, 2017
LISA Pathfinder: Bake, rattle and roll The final days of the LISA Pathfinder mission are some of the busiest, as controllers...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Jun 29, 2018
Positions LHO Opening for SUS Detector Engineer
Jun 22, 2018
Positions LIGO Laboratory Senior Financial Analyst
Jun 22, 2018
Positions FELLINI - Fellowship for Innovation at INFN
Jun 18, 2018
Conferences CRIS2018 First Announcement
Jun 18, 2018
Positions Faculty position in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at Radboud University (deadline August 17)
Jun 15, 2018
Conferences Indiana University Center for Spacetime Symmetries Summer School, June 15-21, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Conferences Dublin School on Gravitational Wave Source Modelling 11-22 June 2018, University College Dublin
Jun 04, 2018
Conferences GEMMA Physics Workshop, Italy, 4-7 June 2018
Jun 04, 2018
Conferences GEMMA International Workshop in Lecce (Italy), June 04-07, 2018
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
May 29, 2018
Conferences Gravity Exploration Institute Opening Workshop, Cardiff, May 29-30
May 28, 2018
Conferences XIII Sigrav Graduate School In Contemporary Relativity and Gravitational Physics, May 28-June 1 2018, Como, Italy
May 24, 2018
Conferences 21st Eastern Gravity Meeting at Long Island University-Brooklyn, May 24-25, 2018
May 16, 2018
Conferences Neutron star merger summer school at FRIB, East Lansing, MI, May 16-18, 2018
May 13, 2018
Conferences KITP Program Announcement - The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics

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