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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
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...
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...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort ascending Image Title
Nov 22, 2019
Positions GWIC-Braccini Thesis Prize for 2019: Call for Nominations
Sep 13, 2019
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Nov 08, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Multi Messenger Astrophysics at RIT and LANL
Nov 26, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral researcher at the Swansea Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory (PPCT) Group
Sep 13, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Accelerated Deep Learning
Nov 14, 2019
Positions Horizon Fellowships in Cosmology and Gravitation at John Hopkins University in Baltimore
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral and Visiting Positions at all Levels in Relativistic Astrophysics at Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Nov 14, 2019
Positions Three postdoc positions at the Institute for Fundamental Physics of the Universe, Trieste, Italy
Nov 29, 2019
Positions Tenure-Track Position in Gravitational Astrophysics, ANU
Nov 15, 2019
Positions Full professorship at Australian National University new Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics
Dec 02, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Researcher in Low-Frequency GWs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Oct 11, 2019
Positions Post-doctoral position in Gravitational Wave Cosmology at UC Louvain, Belgium
Jul 14, 2020
Conferences Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi-Messenger Era, July 14-16, 2020
Conferences Hyperspace@AEI
Jun 22, 2020
Conferences IAU Symposium 363 in L’Aquila, Italy, June 22nd-26th, 2020