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Against racism and discrimination

We have been deeply touched by the brutal and senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the recent appalling episode of violence against Black Americans, which brought into relief systemic issues of racism and discrimination that pervade our communities worldwide in a variety of hidden and blatant forms. The LISA Consortium stands in strong solidarity with everyone affected by discrimination. Read more


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 28, 2019
ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget ESA’s Council at Ministerial Level, Space19+, has concluded in Seville, Spain, with the...
Sep 12, 2019
2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize for Samaya Nissanke The LISA Consortium congratulates science team member Dr. Samaya Nissanke, assistant...
Jul 26, 2019
Dead Stars Found Whipping Around Each Other in Minutes Two dead stars have been spotted whipping around each other every seven minutes. The rare...
Jul 08, 2019
Discovering exoplanets with gravitational waves In a recent paper in Nature Astronomy, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for...
May 23, 2019
ESA: A unique experiment to explore black holes What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Oct 07, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gravitational Physics at University of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr International Academy
Oct 07, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral fellowships in gravitational-wave astronomy at Milan-Bicocca (Italy)
Oct 07, 2021
Positions Perimeter Postdoctoral Program
Oct 05, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Oct 04, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral position at UTRGV Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Oct 04, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral research positions with the Nuclear Physics of Multi-Messenger Mergers (NP3M) Focus Research Hub
Oct 01, 2021
Positions Full Professorship in Computational Physics with Focus on Theoretical Astrophysics at Heidelberg University
Oct 01, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral positions at Johns Hopkins University
Oct 01, 2021
Positions Center for the Gravitational-Wave Universe at Seoul National University, Korea
Oct 01, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Position at University of Guelph
Oct 01, 2021
Positions 2022-2025 UIUC Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gravitational Waves and Extreme Gravity Tests of General Relativity
Sep 28, 2021
Positions Research Software Engineer position at the University of Portsmouth
Sep 28, 2021
Positions INFN post-doctoral research grant in Florence on: General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics Models of Astrophysical Compact Objects
Sep 28, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Sep 28, 2021
Positions Opportunities for Graduate Study at Monash University

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