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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

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Dec 06, 2023
Conferences 10th International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology: New Horizons and Singularities in Gravity, Dec 6-9 2023 in India
Oct 26, 2023
Conferences ET-PP/ET-EIB workshop: Computing and Data Requirements, October 26-27 2023, Geneva
Sep 25, 2023
Conferences Kavli-Villum Summer School on Gravitational Waves, 25-30 Sep 2023, Corfu, Greece
Oct 01, 2023
Conferences Astroinformatics 2023, October 1-6 2023, Naples
May 12, 2024
Conferences GWADW 2024, May 12-18, Australia
Jan 29, 2024
Conferences Gravity and Cosmology 2024
Dec 11, 2023
Conferences Future Perspectives on Primordial Black Holes, December 11-13 2023, Rome
Nov 13, 2023
Conferences Fourth European Physical Society Conference on Gravitation: Black Holes, November 13-15, 2023, Valencia
Oct 04, 2023
Conferences 2023 Lunar GW Workshop: Merging Lunar Exploration with Multi-Messenger Revolution, October 4-6 2023, Nashville
Aug 26, 2024
Conferences Black Holes Inside and Out, August 26-30 2024, Copenhagen
Jun 17, 2024
Conferences 27th Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity, June 17-21 2024, Singapore
Oct 13, 2023
Conferences Windows on the Universe: Establishing the Infrastructure for a Collaborative Multi-messenger Ecosystem, October 13-18, 2023, Tucson
Nov 27, 2023
Conferences 32nd Workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation, November 27 - December 1, 2023 in Japan
May 27, 2024
Conferences GWPAW 2024 - Save the Date! May 27-31 in Tel Aviv
Dec 11, 2023
Conferences 32nd Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, December 11-15 2023 in Shanghai