17-24 July 2013
KTH and Stockholm University Campus
Europe/Stockholm timezone

LISA Pathfinder

19 Jul 2013, 09:45
F3 (KTH Campus)


KTH Campus

Talk presentation Cosmology and Gravity Cosmology and Gravity


Stefano Vitale (University of Trento)


LISA Pathfinder is a mission of the European Space Mission aimed at demonstrating the space-time metrology required for space-borne gravitational wave observatories like eLISA. In particular the mission aims at experimentally test the detailed physical model of the eLISA instrument using the hardware, which is going to be flown on eLISA. This model predicts that no true forces on test-bodies will compete with gravitational signals in excess to fN/Hz^(-1/2). The mission is in phase C/D and is due to launch in two years. The talk will describe the mission, its development status, and the metrology under test.

Primary author

Stefano Vitale (University of Trento)

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