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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
Sep 12, 2019
2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize for Samaya Nissanke The LISA Consortium congratulates science team member Dr. Samaya Nissanke, assistant...
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...
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....
Sep 01, 2020
The 13th International LISA Symposium September 1-3, 2020 The 13th International LISA Symposium featured a program dedicated to gravitational wave...
Jun 03, 2020
New movie about LISA, the first gravitational wave observatory in space On the occasion of the 236th meeting of the American Astronomical Society the LISA...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort ascending Image Title
Apr 29, 2014
Papers Strong Binary Pulsar Constraints on Lorentz Violation in Gravity
Papers LISA Brown Bag & GW Notes
Nov 11, 2022
Positions Physical Science Educator in Livingston
Jan 19, 2023
Positions Permanent (full-time) scientific vacancy at University of Liège
Dec 15, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral researcher in theoretical astroparticle physics at DESY Zeuthen
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Jan 10, 2023
Positions Research Associate in Theoretical Cosmology at University of Sheffield
Dec 15, 2022
Positions Binary evolution in the context of the Gravitational Waves & Einstein telescope at KU Leuven
Nov 22, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral position at Louisiana State University
Oct 19, 2022
Positions Postdoc at Precision Interferometry and Fundamental Interactions Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover
Positions ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme
Jan 10, 2023
Positions Scientist (m/f/d) for the leadership of a research group for the realization of a “Beyond LISA” mission
Nov 22, 2022
Positions Scientific Computing position at Louisiana State University
Jan 24, 2023
Positions Open positions at the Max Plack Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hannover, Germany in experimental and instrumental physics
Dec 16, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral positions in ERC project "SMArt: From Subatomic to Cosmic Scales: Simulating, Modelling, and Analyzing Binary Neutron Star Mergers

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