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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
May 23, 2013
ESA’s next large mission: LISA white paper submitted We have come remarkably far using light of different spectrums as our tool for observing...
May 20, 2013
LPF scheduled for launch in 2015 The LISA consortium strongly supports ESA's LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission, whose launch...
Apr 07, 2013
Ready for launch: Heart of LISA Pathfinder space mission tested successfully The optical bench of the LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission is currently being extensively...
Jun 25, 2013
Latest LISA Pathfinder hardware delivery is 'Jewel in the Crown' A team of scientists from the University of Glasgow has successfully delivered a...
Aug 29, 2013
LISA Pathfinder: from CAD models to ready-to-fly hardware Optical bench integrated into the core assembly LISA Pathfinder space mission reached...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort descending Image Title
Dec 04, 2023
Conferences Ultra-high frequency gravitational waves: where to next? Dezember 4-8 at CERN
Jun 17, 2024
Conferences 27th Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity, June 17-21 2024, Singapore
Dec 02, 2023
Conferences Intermediate-Mass Black Holes: The dawn of a revolutionary era, December 2-5 2023, San Pedro, Belize
Dec 11, 2023
Conferences 32nd Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, December 11-15 2023 in Shanghai
Oct 24, 2023
Conferences GraSP23 - GravityShapePisa 2023, October 24-27 at University of Pisa
Nov 14, 2023
Conferences 2nd Einstein Telescope Annual Meeting Nov 14 – 17, 2023, IJCLab, Paris
Feb 12, 2024
Conferences First GWPFP Bottom-Up Cross-cutting Workshop, February 12-16 2024 in Rome
Nov 06, 2023
Conferences Gravitational Wave Probes of Physics Beyond Standard Model, November 6-9 2023, Osaka, Japan
Positions Positions in Quantum-Nanometrology within the QuantumFrontiers Excellence Cluster
Aug 16, 2023
Positions ERC-funded postdoc position in computational relativistic astrophysics of neutron star mergers at the University of Jena
Sep 14, 2023
Positions Open call for Postdoctoral Fellowships at ICE-CSIC in Barcelona
Jun 27, 2023
Positions LIGO Laboratory Job Opening: Maintenance Mechanic at LHO
Sep 12, 2023
Positions Professorship in GW science at the University of Louvain and the Royal Observatory of Belgium
Positions PhD Scholarships – Statistics and Gravitational Wave Science for LISA, New Zealand
Aug 16, 2023
Positions Assistant Professor at Department of Physics, University of Chicago