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Against racism and discrimination

We have been deeply touched by the brutal and senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the recent appalling episode of violence against Black Americans, which brought into relief systemic issues of racism and discrimination that pervade our communities worldwide in a variety of hidden and blatant forms. The LISA Consortium stands in strong solidarity with everyone affected by discrimination. Read more

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
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...
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...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Dec 14, 2021
Conferences GWPAW 2021 at AEI Hannover December, 14-17
Nov 29, 2021
Conferences IAU SYMPOSIUM 363, November 29 - December 03, 2021 - remote
Nov 14, 2021
Conferences Detection and Analysis of Gravitational Waves in the era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy: From Mathematical Modelling to Machine Learning
Sep 13, 2021
Conferences Mathematical and Computational Challenges in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy, September 13 - December 17, 2021
Aug 26, 2021
Conferences Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP2021), Aug 26 - Sep 03 2021 - online
Jul 28, 2021
Conferences GW-MULL 2021, July 28-30, 2021 via zoom
Jul 26, 2021
Conferences EPS-HEP Conference 2021 July, 26-30 (virtual)
Jul 26, 2021
Conferences Einstein Toolkit Workshop at UIUC July 26th to 30th 2021 (online)
Jul 19, 2021
Conferences 14th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves (Amaldi14) - virtual
Jul 15, 2021
Positions Assistant Professor at Physics Department, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Jul 13, 2021
Positions Full-time lecturer position in Physics at Texas Tech University
Jul 13, 2021
Positions PhD position in neutrino and multi-messenger astronomy at UC Louvain
Jul 13, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral position in neutrino and multi-messenger astronomy at UC Louvain
Jul 12, 2021
Conferences Online workshop “Gravitational Wave Probes of Physics Beyond Standard Model", July 12-16, 2021
Jul 05, 2021
Conferences ICTS Summer School on Gravitational-Wave Astronomy (online) 5-16 July 2021