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
May 23, 2019
ESA: A unique experiment to explore black holes What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of...
Apr 18, 2019
Public talk / live stream: The Gravitational Wave Astronomical Revolution - Dr. David Reitze As part of the 4th LISA Consortium Meeting, Dr. David Reitze will give a public talk on...
Feb 28, 2019
A high-precision test bench for LISA technology AEI researchers develop novel precise laboratory setup to verify technology for LISA, the...
Sep 14, 2018
Another milestone for LISA: Further investigations confirm LISA Pathfinder's success Latest investigations confirmed that LISA Pathfinder has demonstrated the feasibility of...
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Dec 02, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Researcher in Low-Frequency GWs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Nov 30, 2019
Positions PhD Position in Gravitational Theory and Cosmology at AEI Hannover, Germany
Nov 29, 2019
Positions Tenure-Track Position in Gravitational Astrophysics, ANU
Nov 26, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral researcher at the Swansea Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory (PPCT) Group
Nov 22, 2019
Positions Nikhef Postdoc in GW and Distributed Computing
Nov 22, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of New Hampshire
Nov 22, 2019
Positions GWIC-Braccini Thesis Prize for 2019: Call for Nominations
Nov 22, 2019
Positions Dennis Sciama Fellowship at Portsmouth, UK
Nov 20, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral position in experimental gravitational-wave physics at the University of Padova, Italy
Nov 15, 2019
Positions Full professorship at Australian National University new Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics
Nov 15, 2019
Positions PhD Position in GWs and Cosmology at Nikhef
Nov 14, 2019
Positions Horizon Fellowships in Cosmology and Gravitation at John Hopkins University in Baltimore
Nov 08, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Multi Messenger Astrophysics at RIT and LANL
Nov 07, 2019
Positions three postdoctoral positions at The Center for Relativistic Astrophysics CRA
Oct 30, 2019
Positions Two postdoc postiions in the context of the ANR funded project: “Opening new windows on the early universe with multi-messenger astronomy”

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