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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
Jun 30, 2014
LISA Pathfinder on the cover of top popular German astronomy magazine
Jun 29, 2014
How do Gravitational Waves look like? David Radice wins Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize The 2014 Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize for outstanding research in Mathematical or Numerical...
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...
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...

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Conferences, publications and positions

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Nov 21, 2022
Conferences Workshop on LISA Data Analysis - November 21-25, Toulouse
Conferences Simulations for Multi-Messenger Astronomy (S4MMA) Workshop Spring/Summer 2021
Dec 05, 2022
Conferences Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) 2022, December 5-9, Melbourne
Nov 28, 2022
Conferences Supernovae in the Gravitational Wave Detection Era, November 28th - December 2nd 2022, Swinburne
Jan 18, 2023
Conferences Testing Gravity 2023, January 18-21 2023, at SFU Vancouver, Canada
Conferences Hyperspace@AEI
Sep 07, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Positions New Gravitational Wave Physics MSc at Cardiff University
Sep 21, 2022
Positions Two PhD Positions in Numerical Relativity at Urbana-Champaign
Jul 22, 2022
Positions AI postdoctoral fellowships at Argonne
Sep 07, 2022
Positions ERC-funded postdoc position in computational relativistic astrophysics of neutron star mergers at the University of Jena
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Sep 23, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Sep 07, 2022
Positions ERC-funded PhD position in multi-messenger astrophysics with neutron star mergers at the University of Jena
Jul 27, 2022
Positions Tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physics at Florida International University

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