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
Mar 06, 2020
European Astronomical Society: LISA Pathfinder Principal Investigator Stefano Vitale awarded the 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal The European Astronomical Society (EAS) awards the 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal to Prof....
Dec 12, 2019
NASA Award for AEI Researchers: US space agency honors German team’s contributions to laser instrument on board GRACE Follow-On A group of 47 researchers in Germany received a NASA award for their teamwork on the...
Nov 28, 2019
ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget ESA’s Council at Ministerial Level, Space19+, has concluded in Seville, Spain, with the...
Sep 12, 2019
2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize for Samaya Nissanke The LISA Consortium congratulates science team member Dr. Samaya Nissanke, assistant...
Jul 26, 2019
Dead Stars Found Whipping Around Each Other in Minutes Two dead stars have been spotted whipping around each other every seven minutes. The rare...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Jun 28, 2022
Positions Postdoc position to work on Cosmology with Gravitational Waves and Large Scale Structure at the University of Padova
Jun 27, 2022
Conferences Special Session on GW and MMA Astronomy at the European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting
Jun 21, 2022
Positions PhD position in Gravitational Wave Data Analysis at UC Louvain
Jun 21, 2022
Positions Post-doctoral position in Gravitational Wave instrumentation at UC Louvain
Jun 21, 2022
Positions PhD position for Numerical-Relativity Simulations of Black Hole - Neutron Star Systems in Potsdam
May 25, 2022
Positions PostDoc position on LISA at LPCCAEN, France
May 10, 2022
Positions Postdoc position at Artemis Lab, Nice, France
May 05, 2022
Positions Ph.D. student for precision interferometry in gravitational wave detectors at Albert Einstein Institute
May 05, 2022
Positions Postdoc for precision interferometry in gravitational wave detectors at Albert Einstein Institute
Apr 26, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Researcher at Texas A&M University
Apr 12, 2022
Positions PhD student positions in the Laser and Squeezed Light group at the Albert Einstein Institute in Hanover, Germany
Apr 05, 2022
Positions Post-Doctoral Position in X-ray Astrophysics Washington University in St Louis
Mar 01, 2022
Positions PhD Scholarships – Statistics and Gravitational Wave Science for LISA, New Zealand
Feb 01, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Appointee - AI for Science Argonne National Laboratory
Mar 28, 2017
Papers Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V: Extreme mass-ratio inspirals

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