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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
Jun 30, 2014
LISA Pathfinder on the cover of top popular German astronomy magazine
Jun 29, 2014
How do Gravitational Waves look like? David Radice wins Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize The 2014 Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize for outstanding research in Mathematical or Numerical...
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...
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...
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 topicsort descending Image Title
May 03, 2023
Conferences Dark Matter and Stars: Multi-Messenger Probes of Dark Matter and Modified Gravity, May 3-5 2023, Lisbon
Jul 03, 2023
Conferences 2nd MaNiTou Summer School on Gravitational Waves, 3.–8. Juli 2023, Nice/Valrose
May 21, 2023
Conferences GWADW 2023, May 21-27, La Biodola (Elba)
Jul 10, 2023
Conferences European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting, July 10–14, 2023, Kraków, Poland
Apr 13, 2023
Conferences BritGrav23, April 13-14 2023, Southampton
Jul 17, 2023
Conferences North American Einstein Toolkit School and Workshop, July 17-21 2023 at RIT
Mar 18, 2023
Conferences Rencontres de Moriond and GRAM Colloquium on Gravitation, March 18-25 2023
Sep 25, 2023
Conferences Kavli-Villum Summer School on Gravitational Waves, 25-30 Sep 2023, Corfu, Greece
Jun 20, 2023
Conferences The Transient and Variable Universe Conference, 20-22 June 2023 at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Sep 20, 2023
Conferences Asymmetric Binaries meet Fundamental Astro-Physics, 20-22 September at GSSI in L’Aquila
Jan 29, 2024
Conferences Gravity and Cosmology 2024
Apr 19, 2023
Conferences 16th BONN workshop on the formation and evolution of neutron stars, 19-20 April at MPI for Radio Astronomy
Jul 19, 2023
Conferences Data analysis challenges for stochastic gravitational wave backgrounds 19-21 July 2023 at CERN
Apr 03, 2023
Conferences CoCoNuT Meeting 2023, April 3-5 at MPI for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
Aug 14, 2023
Conferences Gravitational Waves meet Amplitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, August 14 – September 1, 2023, ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo