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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
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...
Nov 04, 2021
US National Academy of Sciences highlights LISA as a “New Window on the Dynamic Universe” Today, the US National Academy of Sciences has noted the important presence in the NASA...
May 04, 2022
LISA reaches a crucial milestone The future gravitational-wave observatory in space completes a rigorous review LISA, the...
Nov 13, 2011
LISA Pathfinder takes major step in hunt for gravitational waves Sensors destined for ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission in 2014 have exceeded expectations in...
May 24, 2012
Getting ready for next time: European gravitational wave community strengthens space collaboration The LISA mission was reported to have been unanimously ranked first by ESA´s scientific...


Conferences, publications and positions

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Jul 01, 2022
Positions ERC-funded postdoctoral position(s) in Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Wave Physics/Data Analysis at SISSA in Trieste, Italy
Positions Positions in Quantum-Nanometrology within the QuantumFrontiers Excellence Cluster
Jul 22, 2022
Positions Permanent Position in GW and MMA at NASA MSFC
Jul 26, 2022
Positions Assistant Professor in Gravitational Wave Data Analysis at Utrecht University
May 10, 2022
Positions Postdoc position at Artemis Lab, Nice, France
Jul 06, 2022
Positions Fellowships in Astrophysics, Astronomy Instrumentation and Gravitational Wave Science at Cardiff University
Jul 27, 2022
Positions Postdoc positions in gravitational-wave cosmology at Monash and Swinburne Universities
Jul 06, 2022
Positions Postdoc position to develop instrumentation for gw observatories at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Jul 27, 2022
Positions Tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physics at Florida International University
Positions Annual ESO Studentship Programme, Europe and Chile
Jul 12, 2022
Positions IAIFI Postdoctoral Fellowship (Physics and AI) at MIT
Positions PhD Scholarships – Statistics and Gravitational Wave Science for LISA, New Zealand
Aug 02, 2022
Conferences IAU Symposium 368 - Machine Learning in Astronomy: Possibilities and Pitfalls, August 2-4 2022 in Busan, South Korea
Dec 05, 2022
Conferences Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) 2022, December 5-9, Melbourne