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
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...
Mar 26, 2018
Building the Mission: LISA Consortium Reboot We are now ready to reboot the Consortium and ask you to apply.
Feb 05, 2018
LISA Pathfinder – the quietest place in space New LISA Pathfinder results exceed requirements for future gravitational-wave observatory...

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Conferences, publications and positions

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Sep 26, 2019
Positions Tenure-track assistant professor in gravitational physics and astrophysics at the University of Mississippi, USA
Sep 25, 2019
Positions Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Florida
Sep 24, 2019
Positions VIDA Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multi-messenger Astrophysics
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral and Visiting Positions at all Levels in Relativistic Astrophysics at Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Research Positions at Perimeter Institute
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Assistant Professor of Physics at the Department of Physics at Montana State University-Bozeman
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Assistant/Associate Professor of Astrophysics at Washington State University
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Postdoc Research Positions at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gravitational Theory at Princeton
Sep 16, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity and Computational Astrophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sep 16, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravity 2019-2020, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sep 13, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Accelerated Deep Learning
Sep 13, 2019
Positions Permanent Research Position at the University of Rome Sapienza
Sep 13, 2019
Positions Research Associate Position at Cornell University
Sep 13, 2019
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

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