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
May 04, 2022
LISA reaches a crucial milestone The future gravitational-wave observatory in space completes a rigorous review LISA, the...
Nov 04, 2021
US National Academy of Sciences highlights LISA as a “New Window on the Dynamic Universe” Today, the US National Academy of Sciences has noted the important presence in the NASA...
Apr 09, 2021
LISA Pathfinder - A Space Saga This series of short clips takes you back 5 years ago and lets you relive LISA Pathfinder...
Sep 01, 2020
The 13th International LISA Symposium September 1-3, 2020 The 13th International LISA Symposium featured a program dedicated to gravitational wave...
Jun 03, 2020
New movie about LISA, the first gravitational wave observatory in space On the occasion of the 236th meeting of the American Astronomical Society the LISA...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Jan 18, 2023
Conferences Testing Gravity 2023, January 18-21 2023, at SFU Vancouver, Canada
Dec 05, 2022
Conferences Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) 2022, December 5-9, Melbourne
Nov 28, 2022
Conferences Supernovae in the Gravitational Wave Detection Era, November 28th - December 2nd 2022, Swinburne
Nov 21, 2022
Conferences Workshop on LISA Data Analysis - November 21-25, Toulouse
Sep 23, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Sep 21, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity at Urbana-Champaign 2023
Sep 21, 2022
Positions Two PhD Positions in Numerical Relativity at Urbana-Champaign
Sep 20, 2022
Positions Beate Naroska Junior and Senior Guest Professorships 2022 Hamburg
Sep 16, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Fellows at Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics Ohio State University
Sep 16, 2022
Positions PhD position at Albert Einstein Center for fundamental Physics University of Bern
Sep 14, 2022
Positions Postdoc opportunity at UCBerkeley-Physics Frontier Center N3AS
Sep 13, 2022
Positions INFN postdoc position in gravity theory and phenomenology
Sep 13, 2022
Positions CITA postdoctoral fellowships, Toronto
Sep 08, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Sep 07, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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