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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
Apr 17, 2017
NASA Team Explores Using LISA Pathfinder as a 'Comet Crumb' Detector LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA) with contributions from...
Apr 04, 2017
The LISA Consortium mourns Pierre Binetruy Pierre was one of the greatest scientists in the LISA community, an overwhelming driving...
Jan 13, 2017
The L3 LISA Mission proposal was submitted today! LISA Mission L3 Proposal submitted to ESA
Jan 09, 2017
The AEI mourns a gravitational-wave research pioneer Prof. Dr. Heinz Billing dies on 4 January 2017 at the age of 102 - Obituary
Dec 13, 2016
LISA Pathfinder's pioneering mission continues: Mission gets a six month extension On 7 December, LISA Pathfinder started the extended phase of its mission, an additional...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Jul 09, 2017
Conferences 12th Edoardo Amaldi Conferece on Gravitational Waves
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
Jun 23, 2017
Positions Postdoc in LISA data analysis at the University of Edinburgh
Jun 13, 2017
Positions Post-doctoral position in Gravitational Wave Astronomy with LISA at AstroParticule & Cosmology (APC)
May 30, 2017
Conferences Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop May 30th - June 2nd, Annecy, France
May 28, 2017
Conferences School on Gravitational Waves for Cosmology and Astrophysics
May 07, 2017
Conferences Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop 2017
Apr 24, 2017
Conferences Progress on Old and New Themes in cosmology - PONT 2017
Mar 28, 2017
Papers Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V: Extreme mass-ratio inspirals
Mar 23, 2017
Positions Lectureship in Gravitational Wave Experiments at the University of Birmingham
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Jan 11, 2017
Positions AMON postdoctoral position
Jan 08, 2017
Positions University of Florida: three full-time postdoctoral positions
Jan 02, 2017
Positions Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics: faculty, postdoc and graduate research positions open
Jan 01, 2017
Positions Post-doctoral and research fellow positions at TianQin Research Center for Gravitational Physics