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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
Nov 27, 2013
Selected: The Gravitational Universe - ESA decided on next Large Mission Concepts Selected: The Gravitational UniverseESA decided on next Large Mission Concepts The...
May 15, 2014
LISA Pathfinder displayed for the first time at the ILA 2014 Direct detection of gravitational waves in space requires some completely new...
Nov 04, 2014
Imaging System Investigations for LISA Members of Airbus DS GmbH, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert...
Nov 11, 2014
Inertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder mission delivered Important step forward: CGS SpA deliveres theinertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder...
Dec 10, 2014
Preparing the team: Operations test The LISA Pathfinder science team, together with the Science and Technology Operations...

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Conferences, publications and positions

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Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Jul 01, 2022
Positions ERC-funded postdoctoral position(s) in Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Wave Physics/Data Analysis at SISSA in Trieste, Italy
Mar 01, 2022
Positions PhD Scholarships – Statistics and Gravitational Wave Science for LISA, New Zealand
Positions ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme
Jul 06, 2022
Positions Fellowships in Astrophysics, Astronomy Instrumentation and Gravitational Wave Science at Cardiff University
Jun 21, 2022
Positions PhD position for Numerical-Relativity Simulations of Black Hole - Neutron Star Systems in Potsdam
Positions Fellowships at the Nottingham Centre of Gravity
Jul 06, 2022
Positions Postdoc position to develop instrumentation for gw observatories at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Apr 05, 2022
Positions Post-Doctoral Position in X-ray Astrophysics Washington University in St Louis
Jun 21, 2022
Positions PhD position in Gravitational Wave Data Analysis at UC Louvain
Positions Positions in Quantum-Nanometrology within the QuantumFrontiers Excellence Cluster
Apr 30, 2009
Papers Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Dec 11, 2004
Papers Brans-Dicke gravity and the capture of stars by black holes: some asymptotic results
Sep 30, 2012
Papers X-ray emission from high-redshift miniquasars: self-regulating the population of massive black holes through global warming

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