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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
Sep 01, 2015
LISA Pathfinder on the way to launch The satellite is completed LISA Pathfinder (LPF), the test mission to demonstrate new...
Jan 25, 2018
LISA PATHFINDER WINS AMERICAN ASTRONAUTICAL SOCIETY AWARD ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission has been honoured with the 2017 Space Technology Award of...
May 25, 2016
First LPF results will be presented on June 7th in Madrid and Hannover First results from ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission, a technology demonstrator for the...
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...
Sep 01, 2015
LISA Pathfinder en el camí al llençament El satèl·lit s'ha acabat LISA Pathfinder (LPF), la missió per demostrar les noves...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
May 03, 2010
Papers Free fall and self-force: an historical perspective
Sep 13, 2019
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Jul 20, 2014
Papers A fully relativistic radial fall
Nov 14, 2019
Positions Horizon Fellowships in Cosmology and Gravitation at John Hopkins University in Baltimore
Nov 17, 2016
Papers A Second Higgs Doublet in the Early Universe: Baryogenesis and Gravitational Waves
Nov 29, 2019
Positions Tenure-Track Position in Gravitational Astrophysics, ANU
May 11, 2000
Papers Fast and Accurate Computation Tools for Gravitational Waveforms from Binary Systems with any Orbital Eccentricity
Sep 13, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Accelerated Deep Learning
Apr 24, 2014
Papers Data Analysis Methods for Testing Alternative Theories of Gravity with LISA Pathfinder
Nov 15, 2019
Positions Full professorship at Australian National University new Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics
Oct 11, 2016
Papers Distinguishing between formation channels for binary black holes with LISA
Dec 02, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Researcher in Low-Frequency GWs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Papers Perturbation method in the assessment of radiation reaction in the capture of stars by black holes
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral and Visiting Positions at all Levels in Relativistic Astrophysics at Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Apr 30, 2009
Papers Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts

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