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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
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...
Jul 08, 2019
Discovering exoplanets with gravitational waves In a recent paper in Nature Astronomy, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Sep 09, 2020
Conferences Advances in Computational Relativity, Sep 9 - Dec 11, 2020
Aug 15, 2020
Conferences 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 15-22 August 2020, Sydney
Jul 19, 2020
Conferences LISA Symposium 2020, Glasgow
Jul 14, 2020
Conferences Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi-Messenger Era, Saint Paul, MN 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
May 11, 2020
Conferences ICTS Summer School & Workshop on GW Astrophysics, Bangalore, May 11th - June 5th 2020
Apr 20, 2020
Conferences Cosmography via Gravitational Wave Sources and Other Observables at University of Stavanger, Norway, April 20-23, 2020
Apr 16, 2020
Conferences LISA in Norway and Scandinavia at University of Stavanger, Norway 16-17 April 2020
Apr 07, 2020
Conferences Second European Physical Society Conference on Gravitation
Mar 13, 2020
Conferences 9th Gulf Coast Gravity Meeting
Mar 04, 2020
Conferences LISA Meeting March 4th to 6th 2020, New York
Mar 04, 2020
Conferences Bayesian Deep Learning for Cosmology and Gravitational waves, March 4-6 2020, Paris
Feb 23, 2020
Conferences Karpacz 2020 Winter School in Theoretical Physics, February 23- 29, 2020, Karpacz, Poland
Feb 21, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Gravitational Wave Physics (Test Gravity Theories using Gravitational Waves) at Kyoto University