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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 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
Nov 27, 2013
Selected: The Gravitational Universe - ESA decided on next Large Mission Concepts Selected: The Gravitational UniverseESA decided on next Large Mission Concepts The...
May 15, 2014
LISA Pathfinder displayed for the first time at the ILA 2014 Direct detection of gravitational waves in space requires some completely new...
Nov 04, 2014
Imaging System Investigations for LISA Members of Airbus DS GmbH, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert...
Nov 11, 2014
Inertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder mission delivered Important step forward: CGS SpA deliveres theinertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder...
Dec 10, 2014
Preparing the team: Operations test The LISA Pathfinder science team, together with the Science and Technology Operations...

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Conferences, publications and positions

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Sep 13, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Accelerated Deep Learning
Nov 08, 2019
Positions Post Doctoral Positions in Quantum optics and precision sensing at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia
Oct 11, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Gravitational-Wave Physics at AEI Potsdam
Oct 25, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Theoretical High-Energy Multimessenger Astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam
Sep 16, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravity 2019-2020, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nov 13, 2019
Positions JAXA Aerospace Project Research Associate positions
Oct 11, 2019
Positions Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia
Jan 29, 2018
Positions NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH/JULY/NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Oct 25, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Positions in the CGCA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Sep 16, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity and Computational Astrophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Oct 11, 2019
Positions Post-doctoral position in Gravitational Wave Cosmology at UC Louvain, Belgium
May 04, 2018
Positions ESO Studentship Programme, Europe and Chile 2018/2019
Oct 30, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral position at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Postdoc Research Positions at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland
Apr 29, 2014
Papers Strong Binary Pulsar Constraints on Lorentz Violation in Gravity

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