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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 04, 2022
LISA reaches a crucial milestone The future gravitational-wave observatory in space completes a rigorous review LISA, the...
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...
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...
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...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Mar 13, 2023
Conferences Terrestrial Very-Long-Baseline Atom Interferometry Workshop 13.–14. March 2023 CERN
Mar 05, 2023
Conferences Astro-GR@Cuba 2023, March 5-18, Habana
Feb 13, 2023
Conferences SIGRAV International School 2023 - School of Applied Quantum Gravity Feb 13 – 17, 2023, Salerno, Italy
Jan 29, 2023
Conferences Nordic Winter School on Gravitational Astrophysics January 29th 2023 - February 3rd 2023
Jan 18, 2023
Conferences Testing Gravity 2023, January 18-21 2023, at SFU Vancouver, Canada
Dec 19, 2022
Conferences XV Black Holes Workshop, December 19-20 2022, Lisbon
Dec 06, 2022
Positions PhD and postdoctoral positions in Continuous Gravitational Wave research at AEI Hannover
Dec 05, 2022
Conferences Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) 2022, December 5-9, Melbourne
Dec 05, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Extreme Astrophysics University of Manitoba
Dec 05, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational-wave and Multi-Messenger Astrophysics at the Missouri University of Science and Technology
Dec 05, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational-Wave Data Analysis in Rome
Dec 01, 2022
Positions Six GW-Learn postdoctoral fellowships in gravitational-wave astrophysics, data analysis, fundamental physics, and cosmology in Geneva and/or Zurich
Nov 29, 2022
Positions Two EMIT Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nashville, TN
Nov 29, 2022
Positions Balzan PhD position in “Historical and philosophical aspects of solving the two-body problem in General Relativity”
Nov 29, 2022
Positions Senior Post Doctoral Researcher in Computational Astrophysics, Maynooth University