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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
Jun 07, 2016
European Space Agency: LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations Press Release by the European Space Agency: ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission has...
Nov 11, 2014
Inertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder mission delivered Important step forward: CGS SpA deliveres theinertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder...
Oct 15, 2015
#2: Fasten your belts! During the first week of activities at Kourou, the LISA Pathfinder team have focused on...
Nov 13, 2011
LISA Pathfinder takes major step in hunt for gravitational waves Sensors destined for ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission in 2014 have exceeded expectations in...
Jun 07, 2016
Replay Livestream of LISA Pathfinder Press Conference You can watch a replay of the live stream of the LISA Pathfinder press conference in...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Feb 15, 2019
Positions New Gravitational Wave Physics MSc at Cardiff University
Mar 07, 2011
Papers A source-free integration method for black hole perturbations and self-force computation: Radial fall
Aug 20, 2020
Positions Research Embedded Software Engineer (m/f/d) “Opto-Mechanical Inertial Sensors” at Leibniz Universität Hannover
Sep 26, 2011
Papers Gravitational Radiation in Horava Gravity
Sep 18, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Apr 28, 2014
Papers Space-borne Gravitational Wave Observatories
Sep 13, 2019
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
May 04, 2011
Papers Fourth order indirect integration method for black hole perturbations: even modes
Aug 14, 2020
Positions Mechanical Engineer – Space Applications at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (FZU)
Sep 14, 2014
Papers From Boltzmann equations to steady wall velocities
Apr 27, 2014
Papers Environmental Effects for Gravitational-wave Astrophysics
Sep 09, 2020
Conferences Advances in Computational Relativity, Sep 9 - Dec 11, 2020
Jan 18, 2013
Papers On the complementarity of pulsar timing and space laser interferometry for the individual detection of supermassive black hole binaries
Aug 21, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral research positions at the Laboratory of Space Systems and Optomechanics (LASSO) at Texas A&M University
Sep 26, 2016
Papers The effect of matter structure on the gravitational waveform

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