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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
Feb 26, 2015
LISA Pathfinder takes first steps on journey to space The LISA Pathfinder spacecraft has taken the first steps on the journey that will...
Jan 16, 2015
ESA announces LISA Pathfinder launch for September 2015 In the first press release of 2015, ESA today announced the September launch window of...
May 04, 2015
LISA Pathfinder's scientific payload completely assembled The assembly of the LISA Pathfinder satellite is on track for the launch on top of a Vega...
Jun 23, 2015
LISA Pathfinder: Science payload completed and integrated into the satellite Next steps: Shipment to Kourou and launch in autumn After more than 10 years of intense...
Jul 17, 2015
ESA: Inside LISA Pathfinder ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission is a technology demonstrator that will pave the way for...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort ascending Image Title
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 20, 2023
Conferences Asymmetric Binaries meet Fundamental Astro-Physics, 20-22 September at GSSI in L’Aquila
Oct 01, 2023
Conferences Astroinformatics 2023, October 1-6 2023, Naples
May 12, 2024
Conferences GWADW 2024, May 12-18, Australia
Nov 13, 2023
Conferences Fourth European Physical Society Conference on Gravitation: Black Holes, November 13-15, 2023, Valencia
Dec 11, 2023
Conferences Future Perspectives on Primordial Black Holes, December 11-13 2023, Rome
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
Oct 13, 2023
Conferences Windows on the Universe: Establishing the Infrastructure for a Collaborative Multi-messenger Ecosystem, October 13-18, 2023, Tucson
May 27, 2024
Conferences GWPAW 2024 - Save the Date! May 27-31 in Tel Aviv
Nov 27, 2023
Conferences 32nd Workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation, November 27 - December 1, 2023 in Japan
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