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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
Oct 16, 2017
GW170817 - The first observation of gravitational-waves from a binary neutron star inspiral In a milestone for multimessenger astronomy, scientists have directly detected...
Oct 03, 2017
Nobel Prize 2017 in Physics for Gravitational Waves Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish of the LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration receive...
Jul 19, 2017
Good Night, LISA Pathfinder! LISA Pathfinder has been switched off as planned on the evening of 18thof July, ending...
Jul 13, 2017
LISA Pathfinder: Bake, rattle and roll The final days of the LISA Pathfinder mission are some of the busiest, as controllers...
Jun 20, 2017
Gravitational Wave mission selected, planet-hunting mission moves forward The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Jul 08, 2018
Conferences 12th International LISA Symposium, Chicago 8-13 July 2018
Jun 04, 2018
Conferences The Sound of Spacetime: The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Science, 4-15 June 2018, Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany
May 28, 2018
Conferences XIII Sigrav Graduate School In Contemporary Relativity and Gravitational Physics, May 28-June 1 2018, Como, Italy
Jan 15, 2018
Positions Postdoc position at NASA Goddard
Jan 15, 2018
Positions Civil service research astrophysicist position at the Gravitational Astrophysics Laboratory of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Jan 08, 2018
Positions Postdoctoral research positions at Sun Yat-sen University, China
Dec 12, 2017
Positions Call for Applications: CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program 2018
Dec 12, 2017
Positions Research Associate in Experimental Gravitational-Wave Physics
Dec 12, 2017
Positions Research Associate in Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Dec 11, 2017
Positions Postdoctoral position in Gravitational Wave Instrumentation at The University of Western Australia
Dec 11, 2017
Positions Postdoctoral research position in gravitational-wave physics and particle cosmology in Brazil
Dec 09, 2017
Positions Professor in Gravitational Wave Astronomy National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Dec 08, 2017
Positions Postdoctoral position in numerical simulations at Helsinki Institute of Physics
Dec 05, 2017
Positions Several postdoc appointments and Ph.D. positions in new Computational Relativistic Astrophysics Division at AEI Potsdam
Dec 05, 2017
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics in Tokyo