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LISA & LISA Pathfinder

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
Mar 06, 2020
European Astronomical Society: LISA Pathfinder Principal Investigator Stefano Vitale awarded the 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal The European Astronomical Society (EAS) awards the 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal to Prof....
Dec 12, 2019
NASA Award for AEI Researchers: US space agency honors German team’s contributions to laser instrument on board GRACE Follow-On A group of 47 researchers in Germany received a NASA award for their teamwork on the...
Nov 28, 2019
ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget ESA’s Council at Ministerial Level, Space19+, has concluded in Seville, Spain, with the...
Sep 12, 2019
2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize for Samaya Nissanke The LISA Consortium congratulates science team member Dr. Samaya Nissanke, assistant...
Jul 26, 2019
Dead Stars Found Whipping Around Each Other in Minutes Two dead stars have been spotted whipping around each other every seven minutes. The rare...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Jun 23, 2021
Conferences Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi-Messenger Era conference June 23-25, 2021 in Saint Paul, MN
Mar 01, 2021
Conferences Gravitational waves: a new messenger to explore the universe, March 1 to April 9, 2021 at IHP Paris
Sep 21, 2020
Conferences CAP2020 postponed to 2021
Sep 09, 2020
Conferences Advances in Computational Relativity, Sep 9 - Dec 11, 2020
Sep 01, 2020
Conferences 13th LISA Symposium goes online September 2020
Aug 15, 2020
Conferences 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 15-22 August 2020, Sydney
Jul 14, 2020
Conferences Virtual mini conference: Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi-Messenger Era, July 14-16, 2020
Jul 05, 2020
Conferences New frontiers in strong gravity at Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, Spain, July 05-18, 2020
Jun 22, 2020
Conferences IAU Symposium 363 in L’Aquila, Italy, June 22nd-26th, 2020
Jun 22, 2020
Conferences 23rd Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity, June 22-26 2020
May 28, 2020
Positions PhD position in experimental Gravitational Wave research at the University of Twente in Enschede
May 01, 2020
Positions Post Doctorate RA - Data Science (Machine Learning and Deep Learning) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Apr 24, 2020
Positions Postdoc Position (fixed end-date) Optomechanics for Future GW Detectors at the University of Hamburg
Sep 13, 2019
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Feb 15, 2019
Positions New Gravitational Wave Physics MSc at Cardiff University

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