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November 18th: LGBT+STEM day

LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering, and math continue to struggle to openly be themselves. It goes from being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation to staying silent about their private life.

On the occasion of the 3rd annual LGBTQ+STEM day the LISA Executive Committee fully supports the DEI group and reaffirms its support to the LGBTQ+ members of the LISA Consortium and its commitment against any form of discrimination.


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 04, 2015
LISA Pathfinder's scientific payload completely assembled The assembly of the LISA Pathfinder satellite is on track for the launch on top of a Vega...
Feb 11, 2016
Gravitational waves observed for first time ever! LIGO Opens New Window on the Universe with Observation of Gravitational Waves from...
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...
Apr 09, 2021
LISA Pathfinder - A Space Saga This series of short clips takes you back 5 years ago and lets you relive LISA Pathfinder...
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...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Feb 07, 2022
Conferences Black-Hole Ringdown workshop at CCA, February 7-9 2022
Nov 17, 2016
Papers A Second Higgs Doublet in the Early Universe: Baryogenesis and Gravitational Waves
Nov 02, 2021
Positions NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
May 11, 2000
Papers Fast and Accurate Computation Tools for Gravitational Waveforms from Binary Systems with any Orbital Eccentricity
Positions ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme
Nov 25, 2021
Positions Postdoc position in Gravitational Wave Physics at UC Santa Barabara
Apr 24, 2014
Papers Data Analysis Methods for Testing Alternative Theories of Gravity with LISA Pathfinder
Oct 19, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Gravitational Physics UT Austin
Jan 17, 2022
Conferences School on Black holes and Gravitational Waves, January 17-22 2022, online
Oct 11, 2016
Papers Distinguishing between formation channels for binary black holes with LISA
Nov 02, 2021
Positions PhD positions in “Gravity & Matter at the Extreme” at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Papers Perturbation method in the assessment of radiation reaction in the capture of stars by black holes
Dec 14, 2021
Conferences GWPAW 2021 at AEI Hannover December, 14-17
Nov 25, 2021
Positions Research Associate Fundamental Physics with Gravitational Wave Signals at Nottingham/Urbana Champaign
Apr 30, 2009
Papers Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts

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