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 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...
Jan 25, 2018
LISA PATHFINDER WINS AMERICAN ASTRONAUTICAL SOCIETY AWARD ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission has been honoured with the 2017 Space Technology Award of...
Jan 22, 2018
LISA mission passes review successfully and begins next stage of development Before an ESA mission reaches the launch pad, it has to go through a number of approval...
Jan 22, 2018
Nach erfolgreicher Überprüfung beginnt für die LISA-Mission die nächste Entwicklungsstufe Bevor eine ESA-Mission zum Start rollen kann, muss sie eine Reihe von Prüfverfahren...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Oct 13, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Associate to Develop Data Analysis Techniques and Science Applications for LISA Mission
Oct 07, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral fellowships in gravitational-wave astronomy at Milan-Bicocca (Italy)
Oct 07, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Associate in General Relativity at Cornell University- Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
Oct 05, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Oct 04, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral position at UTRGV Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Oct 01, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral positions at Johns Hopkins University
Oct 01, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Position at University of Guelph
Oct 01, 2021
Positions 2022-2025 UIUC Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gravitational Waves and Extreme Gravity Tests of General Relativity
Sep 13, 2021
Conferences Mathematical and Computational Challenges in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy, September 13 - December 17, 2021
Sep 10, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Scholar High-Energy Astrophysics at PennState
Sep 10, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Scholar Computational Relativistic Astrophysics at PennState
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