Imperial College London

ProfessorTimothySumner

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Experimental Astrophysics
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7552t.sumner

 
 
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Location

 

1108Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@inproceedings{Armano:2017,
author = {Armano, M and Audley, H and Baird, J and Binetruy, P and Born, M and Bortoluzzi, D and Castelli, E and Cavalleri, A and Cesarini, A and Cruise, AM and Danzmann, K and De, Deus Silva M and Diepholz, I and Dixon, G and Dolesi, R and Ferraioli, L and Ferroni, V and Fitzsimons, ED and Freschi, M and Gesa, L and Gibert, F and Giardini, D and Giusteri, R and Grimani, C and Grzymisch, J and Harrison, I and Heinzel, G and Hewitson, M and Hollington, D and Hoyland, D and Hueller, M and Inchauspé, H and Jennrich, O and Jetzer, P and Karnesis, N and Kaune, B and Korsakova, N and Killow, CJ and Lobo, JA and Lloro, I and Liu, L and López-Zaragoza, JP and Maarschalkerweerd, R and Mance, D and Meshskar, N and Martín, V and Martin-Polo, L and Martino, J and Martin-Porqueras, F and Mateos, I and McNamara, PW and Mendes, J and Mendes, L and Nofrarias, M and Paczkowski, S and Perreur-Lloyd, M and Petiteau, A and Pivato, P and Plagnol, E and Ramos-Castro, J and Reiche, J and Robertson},
title = {Lisa Pathfinder},
year = {2017}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - CPAPER
AB - © 2017 28th International Symposium on Lepton Photon Interactions at High Energies, LP 2017. All rights reserved. Since the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the observation of gravitational waves, it is fair to say that the epoch of gravitational wave astronomy (GWs) has begun. However, a number of interesting sources of GWs can only be observed from space. To demonstrate the feasibility of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), a future gravitational wave observatory in space, the LISA Pathfinder satellite was launched on December, 3rd 2015. Measurements of the spurious forces accelerating an otherwise free-falling test mass, and detailed investigations of the individual subsystems needed to achieve the free-fall, have been conducted throughout the mission. This overview article starts with the purpose and aim of the mission, explains satellite hardware and mission operations and ends with a summary of selected important results and an outlook towards LISA. From the LISA Pathfinder experience, we can conclude that the proposed LISA mission is feasible.
AU - Armano,M
AU - Audley,H
AU - Baird,J
AU - Binetruy,P
AU - Born,M
AU - Bortoluzzi,D
AU - Castelli,E
AU - Cavalleri,A
AU - Cesarini,A
AU - Cruise,AM
AU - Danzmann,K
AU - De,Deus Silva M
AU - Diepholz,I
AU - Dixon,G
AU - Dolesi,R
AU - Ferraioli,L
AU - Ferroni,V
AU - Fitzsimons,ED
AU - Freschi,M
AU - Gesa,L
AU - Gibert,F
AU - Giardini,D
AU - Giusteri,R
AU - Grimani,C
AU - Grzymisch,J
AU - Harrison,I
AU - Heinzel,G
AU - Hewitson,M
AU - Hollington,D
AU - Hoyland,D
AU - Hueller,M
AU - Inchauspé,H
AU - Jennrich,O
AU - Jetzer,P
AU - Karnesis,N
AU - Kaune,B
AU - Korsakova,N
AU - Killow,CJ
AU - Lobo,JA
AU - Lloro,I
AU - Liu,L
AU - López-Zaragoza,JP
AU - Maarschalkerweerd,R
AU - Mance,D
AU - Meshskar,N
AU - Martín,V
AU - Martin-Polo,L
AU - Martino,J
AU - Martin-Porqueras,F
AU - Mateos,I
AU - McNamara,PW
AU - Mendes,J
AU - Mendes,L
AU - Nofrarias,M
AU - Paczkowski,S
AU - Perreur-Lloyd,M
AU - Petiteau,A
AU - Pivato,P
AU - Plagnol,E
AU - Ramos-Castro,J
AU - Reiche,J
AU - Robertson,DI
AU - Rivas,F
AU - Russano,G
AU - Slutsky,J
AU - Sopuerta,CF
AU - Sumner,T
AU - Texier,D
AU - Thorpe,JI
AU - Vetrugno,D
AU - Vitale,S
AU - Wanner,G
AU - Ward,H
AU - Wass,P
AU - Weber,WJ
AU - Wissel,L
AU - Wittchen,A
AU - Zweifel,P
PY - 2017///
TI - Lisa Pathfinder
ER -