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LISA - observing gravitational waves in space

LISA will be a large-scale space mission designed to detect one of the most elusive phenomena in astronomy - gravitational waves. With LISA we will be able to observe the entire universe directly with gravitational waves, learning about the formation of structure and galaxies, stellar evolution, the early universe, and the structure and nature of spacetime itself.

The LISA Pathfinder Mission successfully paved the way for the LISA mission by demonstrating the key technologies for a large gravitational wave observatory in space. The results show that LISA Pathfinder is working to a precision better than required for LISA. The LISA Pathfinder mission was launched on 3rd December 2015 and ended in July 2017. 

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
Oct 15, 2015
#2: Fasten your belts! During the first week of activities at Kourou, the LISA Pathfinder team have focused on...
Nov 13, 2011
LISA Pathfinder takes major step in hunt for gravitational waves Sensors destined for ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission in 2014 have exceeded expectations in...
Jun 07, 2016
Replay Livestream of LISA Pathfinder Press Conference You can watch a replay of the live stream of the LISA Pathfinder press conference in...
Dec 10, 2014
Preparing the team: Operations test The LISA Pathfinder science team, together with the Science and Technology Operations...
May 24, 2012
Getting ready for next time: European gravitational wave community strengthens space collaboration The LISA mission was reported to have been unanimously ranked first by ESA´s scientific...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Jun 21, 2022
Positions Post-doctoral position in Gravitational Wave instrumentation at UC Louvain
May 04, 2011
Papers Fourth order indirect integration method for black hole perturbations: even modes
Jun 27, 2022
Conferences Special Session on GW and MMA Astronomy at the European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting
Sep 14, 2014
Papers From Boltzmann equations to steady wall velocities
May 10, 2022
Positions Postdoc position at Artemis Lab, Nice, France
Apr 27, 2014
Papers Environmental Effects for Gravitational-wave Astrophysics
Jul 03, 2022
Conferences New frontiers in strong gravity, Benasque, Spain, July 3-16 2022
Sep 05, 2022
Conferences IWARA2022 - 10th International Workshop on Astronomy and Relativistic Astrophysics September 5–9, 2022, Antigua, Guatemala
Jan 18, 2013
Papers On the complementarity of pulsar timing and space laser interferometry for the individual detection of supermassive black hole binaries
Mar 01, 2022
Positions PhD Scholarships – Statistics and Gravitational Wave Science for LISA, New Zealand
Sep 26, 2016
Papers The effect of matter structure on the gravitational waveform
May 25, 2022
Positions PostDoc position on LISA at LPCCAEN, France
Jan 06, 2012
Papers LISA: Astrophysics and cosmology in the millihertz regime
Conferences Simulations for Multi-Messenger Astronomy (S4MMA) Workshop Spring/Summer 2021
May 05, 2022
Positions Postdoc for precision interferometry in gravitational wave detectors at Albert Einstein Institute