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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
Jun 24, 2016
LISA Pathfinder completes first operations phase ESA: LISA Pathfinder completes first operations phase on 25 June and will continue...
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....
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...
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...
Aug 15, 2016
U.S. National Academies Report recommends NASA restore support for LISA New Worlds New Horizons: A Midterm Assessment – the National Academies released their...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Oct 14, 2022
Positions Tenure Track Assistant Professor – Experimental Gravitational Wave Physics at University of Florida
Nov 22, 2022
Positions PhD position in GW astrophysics at CUHK, Hong Kong
May 04, 2011
Papers Fourth order indirect integration method for black hole perturbations: even modes
Sep 07, 2022
Positions ERC-funded PhD position in multi-messenger astrophysics with neutron star mergers at the University of Jena
Nov 03, 2022
Positions Postdoc Position in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology and Machine Learning University of Amsterdam
Sep 14, 2014
Papers From Boltzmann equations to steady wall velocities
Oct 04, 2022
Positions Postdoc position in numerical relativity at Cornell
Mar 13, 2023
Conferences Terrestrial Very-Long-Baseline Atom Interferometry Workshop 13.–14. March 2023 CERN
Apr 27, 2014
Papers Environmental Effects for Gravitational-wave Astrophysics
Conferences Simulations for Multi-Messenger Astronomy (S4MMA) Workshop Spring/Summer 2021
Oct 18, 2022
Positions Scientific Software Engineer position in gravitational-wave instrumentation at Nikhef Amsterdam
Nov 22, 2022
Positions Assistant Professor of Astronomy/Astrophysics Cal State LA
Jan 18, 2013
Papers On the complementarity of pulsar timing and space laser interferometry for the individual detection of supermassive black hole binaries
Sep 08, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Feb 13, 2023
Conferences SIGRAV International School 2023 - School of Applied Quantum Gravity Feb 13 – 17, 2023, Salerno, Italy

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