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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
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

Date News topicsort descending Image Title
Oct 14, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Queen Mary University of London
Oct 04, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral research positions with the Nuclear Physics of Multi-Messenger Mergers (NP3M) Focus Research Hub
Sep 03, 2021
Positions The Enrico Fermi, Robert R. McCormick & Mafalda and Reinhard Oehme Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - 2022
Oct 19, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Gravitational Physics UT Austin
Oct 05, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Oct 19, 2021
Positions Postdoc position for GW astronomy at UWA
Sep 28, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Positions ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme
Oct 07, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral fellowships in gravitational-wave astronomy at Milan-Bicocca (Italy)
Sep 10, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Scholar Computational Relativistic Astrophysics at PennState
Oct 19, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Numerical Relativity at Caltech
Sep 28, 2021
Positions INFN post-doctoral research grant in Florence on: General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics Models of Astrophysical Compact Objects
Oct 07, 2021
Positions Perimeter Postdoctoral Program
Sep 10, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Scholar High-Energy Astrophysics at PennState
Oct 20, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral position on massive black hole astrophysics and numerical simulations

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