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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 has been submitted to ESA and is under internal review.

LISA Pathfinder paves the way for the LISA mission by testing in space the very concept of gravitational wave detection. The results show that LISA Pathfinder is working to a precision better than required for LISA, successfully demonstrating the key technologies for a large gravitational wave observatory in space. The LISA Pathfinder mission was launched on 3rd December 2015.

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
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
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
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
Oct 31, 2013
Papers The effect of baryonic streaming motions on the formation of the first supermassive black holes
Jul 09, 2017
Conferences 12th Edoardo Amaldi Conferece on Gravitational Waves
Aug 11, 2012
Papers Breadboard model of the LISA phasemeter
Oct 17, 2016
Conferences Gravitational Waves and Cosmology & 3rd LISA Cosmology Working Group Workshop