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
Oct 25, 2016
Next step towards a gravitational-wave observatory in space ESA has invited European scientists to propose concepts for the third large mission in...
Oct 07, 2016
The LISA Pathfinder Science Archive is online Today, ESA's LISA Pathfinder Science Archive opens its virtual gates to the world. It...
Aug 15, 2016
U.S. National Academies Report recommends NASA restore support for LISA New Worlds New Horizons: A Midterm Assessment – the National Academies released their...
Jun 24, 2016
LISA Pathfinder completes first operations phase ESA: LISA Pathfinder completes first operations phase on 25 June and will continue...
Jun 07, 2016
American Physical Society: Prototype Gravitational Wave Spacecraft sets new Free Fall Record Successful LISA Pathfinder mission paves the way for the LISA space-based, gravitational...

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Conferences, publications and positions

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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
May 12, 2018
Conferences GWADW at Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska, May 12-17 2018
May 07, 2018
Conferences XIX LNF Spring School at the INFN, Italy, May 7-11 2018
May 07, 2018
Conferences 8th Iberian Gravitational Waves Meeting, University of the Balearic Islands, Palma, 7-9 May 2018
May 04, 2018
Positions ESO Studentship Programme, Europe and Chile 2018/2019
Mar 16, 2018
Conferences 34th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, Caltech, March 16–17, 2018
Mar 01, 2018
Conferences GRAvitational-wave Science & technology Symposium (GRASS 2018), 1-2 March 2018, Padova (Italy)
Jan 29, 2018
Positions NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH/JULY/NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Jan 29, 2018
Positions LISA Postdoc Position in Huntsville, AL
Mar 28, 2017
Papers Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V: Extreme mass-ratio inspirals
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Nov 17, 2016
Papers A Second Higgs Doublet in the Early Universe: Baryogenesis and Gravitational Waves

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