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.

The LISA Consortium

The LISA Consortium is committed to supporting the LISA mission. It includes all the main investigators involved in the highly successful LISA Pathfinder mission, a number of scientists who worked on the ground-based LIGO, Virgo, and GEO projects, and a number who worked on the Laser Ranging Interferometer on the GRACE Follow-On mission, thus making full use of the expertise accumulated so far. The LISA Consortium proposed and submitted the white paper The Gravitational Universe which was accepted for the ESA L3 slot.

If you are a scientist and wish to contribute to the LISA mission, use this scientist registration form.

Latest news and consortium activities

Date Title Summary
Jun 30, 2014
LISA Pathfinder on the cover of top popular German astronomy magazine
Jun 29, 2014
How do Gravitational Waves look like? David Radice wins Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize The 2014 Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize for outstanding research in Mathematical or Numerical...
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...
Nov 13, 2011
LISA Pathfinder takes major step in hunt for gravitational waves Sensors destined for ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission in 2014 have exceeded expectations in...
May 24, 2012
Getting ready for next time: European gravitational wave community strengthens space collaboration The LISA mission was reported to have been unanimously ranked first by ESA´s scientific...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort descending Image Title
Conferences Hyperspace@AEI
Sep 09, 2020
Conferences Advances in Computational Relativity, Sep 9 - Dec 11, 2020
Jun 13, 2021
Conferences IAU Symposium 363 in L’Aquila, Italy, postponed to June 13-18 2021
Jan 28, 2021
Conferences 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Sydney postponed to January 2021
Jul 05, 2021
Conferences New frontiers in strong gravity at Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, Spain, postponed to 2021 or 2022
Feb 08, 2021
Conferences CAP2021, Sydney, February 8-12 2021 (postponed CAP 2020)
Jun 23, 2021
Conferences Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi-Messenger Era conference June 23-25, 2021 in Saint Paul, MN
Mar 01, 2021
Conferences Gravitational waves: a new messenger to explore the universe, March 1 to April 9, 2021 at IHP Paris
Sep 18, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jan 29, 2018
Positions NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH/JULY/NOVEMBER 1, 2020
Jul 08, 2020
Positions 3-year PhD position at University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
Sep 18, 2020
Positions ERC-funded postdoctoral position(s) in Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Wave Physics/Data Analysis at SISSA, Trieste, Italy
May 04, 2018
Positions Annual ESO Studentship Programme, Europe and Chile
Aug 07, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral Positions in the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Sep 18, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral fellows at the new NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI)

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