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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 proposal for the L3 mission slot was accepted by ESA in June 2017 and the mission is currently in the first planning stages.

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.

Latest news and consortium activities

Date Title Summary
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...
Mar 26, 2018
Building the Mission: LISA Consortium Reboot We are now ready to reboot the Consortium and ask you to apply.
Feb 05, 2018
LISA Pathfinder – the quietest place in space New LISA Pathfinder results exceed requirements for future gravitational-wave observatory...
Jan 25, 2018
LISA PATHFINDER WINS AMERICAN ASTRONAUTICAL SOCIETY AWARD ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission has been honoured with the 2017 Space Technology Award of...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Jul 15, 2019
Conferences Advancing Theoretical Astrophysics Summer School, July 15 – 26, 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jul 07, 2019
Conferences GR22 and Amaldi13 in Valencia, Spain, JULY 7-12, 2019
May 13, 2019
Conferences The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics, May 13 - Jul 19 2019 at UCSB
Apr 01, 2019
Conferences IX Friends of Friends Meeting in Córdoba Argentina
Mar 25, 2019
Conferences The New Era of Multi Messenger Astrophysics, 25-29 March 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands
Mar 25, 2019
Conferences The New Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, 25-29 March 2019, Groningen
Feb 07, 2019
Conferences Aspen Winter Conference 2019, February 9-15 2019
Jan 04, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Computational and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at the University of Helsinki
Jan 04, 2019
Positions Director at Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS), Swinburne University of Technology
Jan 04, 2019
Positions Spanish Programs for Tenure Track and Postdoctoral Positions at the University of the Balearic Islands
Dec 28, 2018
Positions Postdoc Position at the University of Groningen
Dec 21, 2018
Positions Professor in GW Observations, University of Ghent, Belgium
Dec 21, 2018
Positions ERC-funded postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave astrophysics in Milano
Dec 21, 2018
Positions Faculty Position in Experimental GW Physics at Cardiff University
Dec 21, 2018
Positions PhD position in Gravitational Wave Research at University of Amsterdam