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13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

ESA gravitational wave observatory, eLISA and LISA Pathfinder

18 Dec 2015, 09:00
Level 0, Room 2 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 0, Room 2

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva


Prof. Stefano Vitale (University of Trento)


The talk will likely take place during the cruise of LISA Pathfinder to its final interplanetary orbit. LISA Pathfinder is the technology precursor of the Gravitational Wave (GW) observatory that ESA intends to launch as their 3rd large size mission within the current planning. The talk will review the status and the scientific objectives of the GW observatory, and of its reference mission eLISA, and will illustrate the instrumentation of LISA Pathfinder, its role within ESA's GW program, and the expected scientific return of its upcoming operations.
Collaboration LISA Pathfinder and eLISA

Primary author

Prof. Stefano Vitale (University of Trento)

Presentation materials