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November 18th: LGBT+STEM day

LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering, and math continue to struggle to openly be themselves. It goes from being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation to staying silent about their private life.

On the occasion of the 3rd annual LGBTQ+STEM day the LISA Executive Committee fully supports the DEI group and reaffirms its support to the LGBTQ+ members of the LISA Consortium and its commitment against any form of discrimination.


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
Nov 27, 2013
Selected: The Gravitational Universe - ESA decided on next Large Mission Concepts Selected: The Gravitational UniverseESA decided on next Large Mission Concepts The...
May 15, 2014
LISA Pathfinder displayed for the first time at the ILA 2014 Direct detection of gravitational waves in space requires some completely new...
Nov 04, 2014
Imaging System Investigations for LISA Members of Airbus DS GmbH, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert...
Nov 11, 2014
Inertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder mission delivered Important step forward: CGS SpA deliveres theinertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder...
Dec 10, 2014
Preparing the team: Operations test The LISA Pathfinder science team, together with the Science and Technology Operations...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort descending Image Title
Nov 09, 2021
Positions Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Department of Physics, University of Virginia
Nov 30, 2021
Positions Assistant Professor in Physics and/or Astronomy Education Research at RIT
Nov 10, 2021
Positions Product Assurance Engineer (m/f/d) “Scientific Instrumentation for Space Applications” at AEI Hannover
Oct 14, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral position in Gravitational Wave Physics and/or Numerical Relativity at the Center for Gravitational Physics at UT Austin
Nov 30, 2021
Positions Two postdoc vacancies at Maastricht University
Nov 02, 2021
Positions Tenure-track Faculty Position at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Positions ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme
Nov 10, 2021
Positions Embedded System Developer (m/f/d) “Scientific Instrumentation for Space Applications” at AEI Hannover
Nov 30, 2021
Positions Assistant Professor of Physics at Albion College
Nov 02, 2021
Positions Post-doctoral Researcher Position at Syracuse University
Nov 12, 2021
Positions Assistant professor in experimental particle astrophysics at the University of Maryland
Oct 19, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Gravitational Physics UT Austin
Dec 01, 2021
Positions Post-doc positions in gravitational-wave modeling and data analysis at AEI Hannover
Nov 02, 2021
Positions NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Positions Fellowships at the Nottingham Centre of Gravity

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