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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
Feb 28, 2019
A high-precision test bench for LISA technology AEI researchers develop novel precise laboratory setup to verify technology for LISA, the...
Sep 14, 2018
Another milestone for LISA: Further investigations confirm LISA Pathfinder's success Latest investigations confirmed that LISA Pathfinder has demonstrated the feasibility of...
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...
Feb 05, 2018
LISA Pathfinder – the quietest place in space New LISA Pathfinder results exceed requirements for future gravitational-wave observatory...
Oct 16, 2017
GW170817 - The first observation of gravitational-waves from a binary neutron star inspiral In a milestone for multimessenger astronomy, scientists have directly detected...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort ascending Title
Oct 25, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Cosmology/Astrophysics at UT Austin
Apr 27, 2014
Papers Environmental Effects for Gravitational-wave Astrophysics
Feb 23, 2020
Conferences Karpacz 2020 Winter School in Theoretical Physics, February 23- 29, 2020, Karpacz, Poland
Nov 08, 2019
Positions Post Doctoral Positions in Quantum optics and precision sensing at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia
Jan 18, 2013
Papers On the complementarity of pulsar timing and space laser interferometry for the individual detection of supermassive black hole binaries
Sep 25, 2019
Positions Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Florida
Sep 26, 2016
Papers The effect of matter structure on the gravitational waveform
Oct 25, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Theoretical High-Energy Multimessenger Astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam
Jan 06, 2012
Papers LISA: Astrophysics and cosmology in the millihertz regime
Jul 19, 2020
Conferences LISA Symposium 2020, Glasgow
Nov 13, 2019
Positions JAXA Aerospace Project Research Associate positions
May 15, 2014
Papers Self-force driven motion in curved spacetimes
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Assistant Professor of Physics at the Department of Physics at Montana State University-Bozeman
Oct 12, 2016
Papers Gravitational waves at interferometer scales and primordial black holes in axion inflation
Oct 25, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Positions in the CGCA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee