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
Jul 08, 2019
Discovering exoplanets with gravitational waves In a recent paper in Nature Astronomy, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for...
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...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Jan 10, 2023
Positions Research Associate in Theoretical Cosmology at University of Sheffield
Jan 10, 2023
Positions Scientist (m/f/d) for the leadership of a research group for the realization of a “Beyond LISA” mission
Jan 10, 2023
Positions PhD in Gravitational Wave Physics at IFAE
Jan 06, 2023
Positions PhD positions in theoretical physics at Swansea University
Jan 03, 2023
Positions PhD positions in “Precision Interferometry and Fundamental Interactions” at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, AEI Hannover
Dec 20, 2022
Positions PhD positions at Royal Holloway, University of London
Dec 20, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral position - Gravitational-wave Astrophysics Georgia Tech
Dec 20, 2022
Positions PhD positions available at the UWA Gravitational-Wave Astronomy Group
Dec 20, 2022
Positions Postdoc in Continuous Gravitational Waves at Rochester Institute of Technology
Dec 20, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Scholar in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics at UNLV
Dec 16, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral positions in ERC project "SMArt: From Subatomic to Cosmic Scales: Simulating, Modelling, and Analyzing Binary Neutron Star Mergers
Dec 15, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral researcher in theoretical astroparticle physics at DESY Zeuthen
Dec 15, 2022
Positions Binary evolution in the context of the Gravitational Waves & Einstein telescope at KU Leuven
Dec 14, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral position in theoretical stellar astrophysics at the FORTH Institute of Astrophysics
Dec 14, 2022
Positions Poincaré early-career researchers fellowship - Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice

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