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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
May 23, 2013
ESA’s next large mission: LISA white paper submitted We have come remarkably far using light of different spectrums as our tool for observing...
May 20, 2013
LPF scheduled for launch in 2015 The LISA consortium strongly supports ESA's LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission, whose launch...
Apr 07, 2013
Ready for launch: Heart of LISA Pathfinder space mission tested successfully The optical bench of the LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission is currently being extensively...
Jun 25, 2013
Latest LISA Pathfinder hardware delivery is 'Jewel in the Crown' A team of scientists from the University of Glasgow has successfully delivered a...
Aug 29, 2013
LISA Pathfinder: from CAD models to ready-to-fly hardware Optical bench integrated into the core assembly LISA Pathfinder space mission reached...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort descending Image Title
Jan 29, 2018
Positions NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH/JULY/NOVEMBER 1, 2020
Jul 08, 2020
Positions 3-year PhD position at University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
Sep 18, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral fellows at the new NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI)
May 04, 2018
Positions Annual ESO Studentship Programme, Europe and Chile
Aug 07, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral Positions in the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Sep 18, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Feb 15, 2019
Positions New Gravitational Wave Physics MSc at Cardiff University
Aug 20, 2020
Positions Research Embedded Software Engineer (m/f/d) “Opto-Mechanical Inertial Sensors” at Leibniz Universität Hannover
Sep 25, 2020
Positions Postdoc position in GW astronomy at Johns Hopkins University
Sep 13, 2019
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Aug 21, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral research positions at the Laboratory of Space Systems and Optomechanics (LASSO) at Texas A&M University
Sep 25, 2020
Positions Call for Young Leader Positions in GWs at IFAE-Barcelona
Jan 18, 2013
Papers On the complementarity of pulsar timing and space laser interferometry for the individual detection of supermassive black hole binaries
Sep 26, 2016
Papers The effect of matter structure on the gravitational waveform
Jan 06, 2012
Papers LISA: Astrophysics and cosmology in the millihertz regime

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