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
Sep 13, 2022
Positions INFN postdoc position in gravity theory and phenomenology
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 ERC-funded postdoc position in computational relativistic astrophysics of neutron star mergers at the University of Jena
Sep 07, 2022
Positions ERC-funded PhD position in multi-messenger astrophysics with neutron star mergers at the University of Jena
Sep 07, 2022
Positions Post-doc Position in Low Frequency interferometric inertial sensors in Liège
Aug 30, 2022
Positions Call for Nominations for HEAD Prizes
Aug 30, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Gravitational-Wave Physics at Cal State Fullerton
Aug 30, 2022
Positions PhD positions in astrophysics at Swinburne University, Melbourne Australia
Jul 22, 2022
Positions AI postdoctoral fellowships at Argonne
Jul 12, 2022
Positions IAIFI Postdoctoral Fellowship (Physics and AI) at MIT
Mar 28, 2017
Papers Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V: Extreme mass-ratio inspirals
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Nov 17, 2016
Papers A Second Higgs Doublet in the Early Universe: Baryogenesis and Gravitational Waves
Oct 12, 2016
Papers Gravitational waves at interferometer scales and primordial black holes in axion inflation
Oct 11, 2016
Papers Distinguishing between formation channels for binary black holes with LISA

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