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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 23, 2013
ESA’s next large mission: LISA white paper submitted We have come remarkably far using light of different spectrums as our tool for observing...
May 20, 2013
LPF scheduled for launch in 2015 The LISA consortium strongly supports ESA's LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission, whose launch...
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...
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...
Aug 29, 2013
LISA Pathfinder: from CAD models to ready-to-fly hardware Optical bench integrated into the core assembly LISA Pathfinder space mission reached...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort descending Image Title
May 03, 2023
Conferences 13th Central European Relativity Seminar, May 3-5, 2023, Stockholm
Conferences Hyperspace@gu
Jun 05, 2023
Conferences Thematic school GWsNS-2023: Gravitational Waves from Neutron Stars, 5.–9. June 2023, Aussois, France
Nov 11, 2022
Positions Science Program Evaluator and Educator in Livingston
Jan 17, 2023
Positions Associate Professorship in Theoretical and/or Observational Astrophysics at University College London
Jan 24, 2023
Positions Postdoctoral opportunities at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC & IEEC)
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Dec 20, 2022
Positions Postdoc in Continuous Gravitational Waves at Rochester Institute of Technology
Nov 11, 2022
Positions Physical Science Educator in Livingston
Dec 14, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral position in theoretical stellar astrophysics at the FORTH Institute of Astrophysics
Jan 24, 2023
Positions EoI for tenure-track positions in physics at GSSI
Jan 03, 2023
Positions PhD positions in “Precision Interferometry and Fundamental Interactions” at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, AEI Hannover
Nov 11, 2022
Positions Mechanical Engineer position with LIGO Lab at MIT or at Caltech Campus
Dec 14, 2022
Positions Poincaré early-career researchers fellowship - Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice
Jan 24, 2023
Positions PhD Opportunity at Maynooth University Department of Theoretical Physics

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