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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...
Sep 01, 2015
LISA Pathfinder en el camí al llençament El satèl·lit s'ha acabat LISA Pathfinder (LPF), la missió per demostrar les noves...
Jun 30, 2014
LISA Pathfinder on the cover of top popular German astronomy magazine
Jun 07, 2016
Results show LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations The ESA satellite mission LISA Pathfinder has successfully demonstrated the technology...
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...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Dec 11, 2004
Papers Brans-Dicke gravity and the capture of stars by black holes: some asymptotic results
Dec 05, 2022
Conferences Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) 2022, December 5-9, Melbourne
Oct 28, 2022
Positions PhD positions in “Gravity & Matter at the Extreme” at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Nov 29, 2022
Positions Senior Post Doctoral Researcher in Computational Astrophysics, Maynooth University
Sep 30, 2012
Papers X-ray emission from high-redshift miniquasars: self-regulating the population of massive black holes through global warming
Sep 27, 2022
Positions NANOGrav Postdoctoral Position at UWM CGCA
Nov 11, 2022
Positions Science Program Evaluator and Educator in Livingston
Feb 02, 2012
Papers Low-frequency gravitational wave science with LISA
Mar 28, 2017
Papers Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V: Extreme mass-ratio inspirals
Dec 19, 2022
Conferences XV Black Holes Workshop, December 19-20 2022, Lisbon
Nov 17, 2022
Positions Postdoc positions at IFPU Trieste, Italy
Jun 13, 2005
Papers Advanced VIRGO: detector optimization for gravitational waves by inspiralling binaries
Nov 28, 2022
Conferences Supernovae in the Gravitational Wave Detection Era, November 28th - December 2nd 2022, Swinburne
Nov 01, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravitational Physics University of Texas at Austin
Oct 31, 2013
Papers The effect of baryonic streaming motions on the formation of the first supermassive black holes