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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
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...
May 20, 2013
LPF scheduled for launch in 2015 The LISA consortium strongly supports ESA's LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission, whose launch...
Apr 07, 2013
Ready for launch: Heart of LISA Pathfinder space mission tested successfully The optical bench of the LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission is currently being extensively...
Jun 25, 2013
Latest LISA Pathfinder hardware delivery is 'Jewel in the Crown' A team of scientists from the University of Glasgow has successfully delivered a...
Aug 29, 2013
LISA Pathfinder: from CAD models to ready-to-fly hardware Optical bench integrated into the core assembly LISA Pathfinder space mission reached...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort descending Image Title
Sep 25, 2023
Conferences Kavli-Villum Summer School on Gravitational Waves, 25-30 Sep 2023, Corfu, Greece
Apr 03, 2023
Conferences CoCoNuT Meeting 2023, April 3-5 at MPI for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
Dec 02, 2023
Conferences Intermediate-Mass Black Holes: The dawn of a revolutionary era, December 2-5 2023, San Pedro, Belize
Sep 20, 2023
Conferences Asymmetric Binaries meet Fundamental Astro-Physics, 20-22 September at GSSI in L’Aquila
Jul 03, 2023
Conferences 26th Capra Meeting 3-7-July 2023 at The Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Aug 20, 2023
Conferences Gravitational waves meet effective field theories, August 20-26, Benasque, Spain
Jan 29, 2024
Conferences Gravity and Cosmology 2024
Jul 19, 2023
Conferences Data analysis challenges for stochastic gravitational wave backgrounds 19-21 July 2023 at CERN
May 03, 2023
Conferences 13th Central European Relativity Seminar, May 3-5, 2023, Stockholm
Aug 14, 2023
Conferences Gravitational Waves meet Amplitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, August 14 – September 1, 2023, ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo
Jul 10, 2023
Conferences Gravitational-wave populations: what's next? July 10-14 2023 at University of Milano-Bicocca
Conferences Hyperspace@gu
Jun 05, 2023
Conferences Thematic school GWsNS-2023: Gravitational Waves from Neutron Stars, 5.–9. June 2023, Aussois, France
Aug 28, 2023
Conferences TAUP 2023, August 28 - September 1, Vienna
Jul 03, 2023
Conferences XV International Conference on Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology, July 3-7 2023, Gyeongju, Korea