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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...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Jun 12, 2022
Conferences Humboldt meets Leibniz - Emerging Topics in Optics and Photonics June 12-14, 2022, Herrenhausen Palace Hannover, Germany
May 19, 2022
Conferences The ICASU inaugural conference, University of Illionois in Urbana-Champaign, May 19-21 2022
Apr 19, 2022
Conferences Storming the Gravitational Wave Frontier at KITP UC Santa Barbara, April 19-22 2022
Feb 14, 2022
Conferences Yukawa International Seminar 2022a "Gravity - The Next Generation", February 14-18, 2022, Kyoto
Jan 24, 2022
Conferences 51th Saas-Fee Advanced Course - Compact-Object Astrophysics in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy
Dec 20, 2021
Conferences XIV Black Holes Workshop, Aveiro, Portugal, 20-21- December 2021
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
Oct 27, 2021
Positions Postdoc in instrumentation for Gravitational Wave detectors at Nikhef, NL
Oct 26, 2021
Positions Post doc position at APC Paris
Oct 25, 2021
Conferences TeV Particle Astrophysics 2021(TeVPA 2021), October 25-29, online/onsite
Oct 22, 2021
Positions Tenure-track Faculty Position in Theoretical Astrophysics at Cornell University
Oct 22, 2021
Positions Scientific Computing Staff (m/f/d) in Jena, Germany
Oct 22, 2021
Positions Helsinki Computational Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship

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