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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
Nov 11, 2014
Inertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder mission delivered Important step forward: CGS SpA deliveres theinertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder...
Jan 13, 2016
Laser light for LISA Pathfinder Since December 3, 2015, LISA Pathfinder is in space and still on the way to its target...
Nov 13, 2011
LISA Pathfinder takes major step in hunt for gravitational waves Sensors destined for ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission in 2014 have exceeded expectations in...
Jun 07, 2016
Replay Livestream of LISA Pathfinder Press Conference You can watch a replay of the live stream of the LISA Pathfinder press conference in...
Dec 10, 2014
Preparing the team: Operations test The LISA Pathfinder science team, together with the Science and Technology Operations...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Dec 11, 2004
Papers Brans-Dicke gravity and the capture of stars by black holes: some asymptotic results
Nov 17, 2016
Papers A Second Higgs Doublet in the Early Universe: Baryogenesis and Gravitational Waves
Nov 07, 2017
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Gravitational-Wave Physics
Jan 29, 2018
Positions LISA Postdoc Position in Huntsville, AL
Sep 30, 2012
Papers X-ray emission from high-redshift miniquasars: self-regulating the population of massive black holes through global warming
Jun 26, 2017
Conferences The XXXIIIth international colloquium of the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris on The Era of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy (TEGrAW), June 26th to June 30th 2017
Dec 05, 2017
Positions Several postdoc appointments and Ph.D. positions in new Computational Relativistic Astrophysics Division at AEI Potsdam
Feb 02, 2012
Papers Low-frequency gravitational wave science with LISA
Jul 04, 2016
Conferences CRIS2016, Ischia, 4-8 July, 2016
Aug 07, 2017
Positions Positions on NASA's LISA ST and ESA' Science Study Team
May 28, 2018
Conferences XIII Sigrav Graduate School In Contemporary Relativity and Gravitational Physics, May 28-June 1 2018, Como, Italy
Jun 13, 2005
Papers Advanced VIRGO: detector optimization for gravitational waves by inspiralling binaries
Oct 11, 2016
Papers Distinguishing between formation channels for binary black holes with LISA
Positions Tenure Track Assistant Professor Faculty Position Astrophysics or Cosmology
Jan 29, 2018
Positions Postdoctoral Positions at IIT Bombay