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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
Mar 06, 2020
European Astronomical Society: LISA Pathfinder Principal Investigator Stefano Vitale awarded the 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal The European Astronomical Society (EAS) awards the 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal to Prof....
Dec 12, 2019
NASA Award for AEI Researchers: US space agency honors German team’s contributions to laser instrument on board GRACE Follow-On A group of 47 researchers in Germany received a NASA award for their teamwork on the...
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...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Jul 27, 2022
Positions Tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physics at Florida International University
Jul 26, 2022
Positions Assistant Professor in Gravitational Wave Data Analysis at Utrecht University
Jul 25, 2022
Conferences Welcome to LISA Symposium 14, July 25-29 2022
Jul 25, 2022
Conferences Frontiers in Numerical Relativity, July 25-29, 2022, Jena, Germany
Jul 22, 2022
Positions Permanent Position in GW and MMA at NASA MSFC
Jul 22, 2022
Positions AI postdoctoral fellowships at Argonne
Jul 19, 2022
Positions Fellowships at the ICG in Portsmouth
Jul 13, 2022
Positions 7 Postdoc positions on the topic of "Theoretical Multi-messenger Astrophysics" at the University of Hamburg, Germany
Jul 12, 2022
Positions IAIFI Postdoctoral Fellowship (Physics and AI) at MIT
Jul 12, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Position at The University of Adelaide OzGrav Node
Jul 06, 2022
Positions Postdoc position to develop instrumentation for gw observatories at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Jul 06, 2022
Positions Fellowships in Astrophysics, Astronomy Instrumentation and Gravitational Wave Science at Cardiff University
Jul 01, 2022
Positions ERC-funded postdoctoral position(s) in Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Wave Physics/Data Analysis at SISSA in Trieste, Italy
Jun 21, 2022
Positions PhD position for Numerical-Relativity Simulations of Black Hole - Neutron Star Systems in Potsdam
Jun 21, 2022
Positions PhD position in Gravitational Wave Data Analysis at UC Louvain