The LISA Mission Homepage

November 18th: LGBT+STEM day

LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering, and math continue to struggle to openly be themselves. It goes from being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation to staying silent about their private life.

On the occasion of the 3rd annual LGBTQ+STEM day the LISA Executive Committee fully supports the DEI group and reaffirms its support to the LGBTQ+ members of the LISA Consortium and its commitment against any form of discrimination.


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, 2019
ESA: A unique experiment to explore black holes What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of...
Apr 18, 2019
Public talk / live stream: The Gravitational Wave Astronomical Revolution - Dr. David Reitze As part of the 4th LISA Consortium Meeting, Dr. David Reitze will give a public talk on...
Feb 28, 2019
A high-precision test bench for LISA technology AEI researchers develop novel precise laboratory setup to verify technology for LISA, the...
Sep 14, 2018
Another milestone for LISA: Further investigations confirm LISA Pathfinder's success Latest investigations confirmed that LISA Pathfinder has demonstrated the feasibility of...
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...

Pages

Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Nov 09, 2021
Positions Assistant Professor at Oregon State University
Nov 04, 2021
Positions Theoretical post-doctoral position on galactic nuclei at Leiden Observatory
Nov 02, 2021
Positions PhD positions in “Gravity & Matter at the Extreme” at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Nov 02, 2021
Positions Post-doctoral Researcher Position at Syracuse University
Nov 02, 2021
Positions New Postdoc/Scientist position at University of Florida on LISA technology
Nov 02, 2021
Positions NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Oct 22, 2021
Positions Scientific Computing Staff (m/f/d) in Jena, Germany
Oct 22, 2021
Positions JAXA Aerospace Project Research Associate Recruitment
Oct 20, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral position on massive black hole astrophysics and numerical simulations
Oct 19, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Gravitational Physics UT Austin
Oct 14, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral position in Gravitational Wave Physics and/or Numerical Relativity at the Center for Gravitational Physics at UT Austin
Sep 13, 2021
Conferences Mathematical and Computational Challenges in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy, September 13 - December 17, 2021
Mar 28, 2017
Papers Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V: Extreme mass-ratio inspirals
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Nov 17, 2016
Papers A Second Higgs Doublet in the Early Universe: Baryogenesis and Gravitational Waves

Pages