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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
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...
Jul 17, 2015
ESA: Inside LISA Pathfinder ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission is a technology demonstrator that will pave the way for...
Apr 18, 2016
No showstoppers: GOAT reports on space-based gravitational wave observatory In the final report now delivered to ESA, the Gravitational Observatory Advisory Team...
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...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Nov 08, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Multi Messenger Astrophysics at RIT and LANL
Nov 17, 2016
Papers A Second Higgs Doublet in the Early Universe: Baryogenesis and Gravitational Waves
Nov 26, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral researcher at the Swansea Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory (PPCT) Group
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 14, 2019
Positions Horizon Fellowships in Cosmology and Gravitation at John Hopkins University in Baltimore
Oct 11, 2016
Papers Distinguishing between formation channels for binary black holes with LISA
Apr 07, 2020
Conferences Second European Physical Society Conference on Gravitation
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
Nov 14, 2019
Positions Three postdoc positions at the Institute for Fundamental Physics of the Universe, Trieste, Italy
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Nov 29, 2019
Positions Tenure-Track Position in Gravitational Astrophysics, ANU

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