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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
Dec 05, 2022
Conferences Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) 2022, December 5-9, Melbourne
Sep 19, 2022
Conferences GRAVITY@PRAGUE 2022, 19th–23rd September, Prague, Czech Republic
Sep 08, 2022
Conferences Gravitational Wave Orchestra, September 8-9 2022, Louvain, Belgium
Sep 05, 2022
Conferences IWARA2022 - 10th International Workshop on Astronomy and Relativistic Astrophysics September 5–9, 2022, Antigua, Guatemala
Aug 26, 2022
Conferences European Einstein Toolkit Meeting 2022, 29 August - 2 September, Dublin, Ireland
Aug 22, 2022
Conferences COSMO'22, August 22-26, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aug 22, 2022
Conferences NASA workshop on Time Domain and Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, August 22-24 in Maryland, USA
Aug 02, 2022
Conferences IAU Symposium 368 - Machine Learning in Astronomy: Possibilities and Pitfalls, August 2-4 2022 in Busan, South Korea
Aug 01, 2022
Conferences 8th PAX workshop at MIT Aug 1-3 2022
Jul 25, 2022
Conferences Frontiers in Numerical Relativity, July 25-29, 2022, Jena, Germany
Jul 25, 2022
Conferences Welcome to LISA Symposium 14, July 25-29 2022
Jul 11, 2022
Conferences UK National Astronomy Meeting 2022, July 11-15
Jul 03, 2022
Conferences New frontiers in strong gravity, Benasque, Spain, July 3-16 2022
Jul 03, 2022
Conferences GR23 - International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, Beijing, China, July 3-8
Jun 27, 2022
Conferences Special Session on GW and MMA Astronomy at the European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting