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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
Jan 09, 2017
The AEI mourns a gravitational-wave research pioneer Prof. Dr. Heinz Billing dies on 4 January 2017 at the age of 102 - Obituary
Jan 13, 2017
The L3 LISA Mission proposal was submitted today! LISA Mission L3 Proposal submitted to ESA
Oct 25, 2016
Next step towards a gravitational-wave observatory in space ESA has invited European scientists to propose concepts for the third large mission in...
Oct 07, 2016
The LISA Pathfinder Science Archive is online Today, ESA's LISA Pathfinder Science Archive opens its virtual gates to the world. It...
Jan 22, 2018
LISA mission passes review successfully and begins next stage of development Before an ESA mission reaches the launch pad, it has to go through a number of approval...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort ascending Title
Sep 26, 2019
Positions Tenure-track assistant professor in gravitational physics and astrophysics at the University of Mississippi, USA
May 11, 2000
Papers Fast and Accurate Computation Tools for Gravitational Waveforms from Binary Systems with any Orbital Eccentricity
Nov 11, 2019
Conferences The New Faces of Black Holes - Nov 11-13, 2019 - Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Sep 09, 2020
Conferences Advances in Computational Relativity, Sep 9 - Dec 11, 2020
Apr 24, 2014
Papers Data Analysis Methods for Testing Alternative Theories of Gravity with LISA Pathfinder
Sep 16, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravity 2019-2020, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Oct 11, 2016
Papers Distinguishing between formation channels for binary black holes with LISA
Sep 30, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Papers Perturbation method in the assessment of radiation reaction in the capture of stars by black holes
Jul 19, 2020
Conferences LISA Symposium 2020, Glasgow
Oct 15, 2019
Positions Four-year Postdoctoral Position in Scattering Amplitudes and Gravitational Waves at AEI and UCLA
Apr 30, 2009
Papers Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts
Sep 16, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity and Computational Astrophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Sep 27, 2019
Positions Postdoc Positions at IUCAA, Pune

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