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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
Mar 26, 2018
Building the Mission: LISA Consortium Reboot We are now ready to reboot the Consortium and ask you to apply.
Jun 29, 2014
How do Gravitational Waves look like? David Radice wins Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize The 2014 Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize for outstanding research in Mathematical or Numerical...
Jun 07, 2016
American Physical Society: Prototype Gravitational Wave Spacecraft sets new Free Fall Record Successful LISA Pathfinder mission paves the way for the LISA space-based, gravitational...
Nov 04, 2014
Imaging System Investigations for LISA Members of Airbus DS GmbH, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert...
Dec 03, 2015
LISA Pathfinder launches successfully on 3 Dec 2015 LISA Pathfinder lifted off on Ariane Spaceflight VV06 atop the sixth Vega rocket on 3...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Mar 07, 2011
Papers A source-free integration method for black hole perturbations and self-force computation: Radial fall
Jul 05, 2021
Conferences Sixteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting - MG16 Virtual Meeting - July 5-9, 2021
Sep 26, 2011
Papers Gravitational Radiation in Horava Gravity
May 14, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Fellowship Opening at the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis
Apr 28, 2014
Papers Space-borne Gravitational Wave Observatories
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
Jul 19, 2021
Conferences 14th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves (Amaldi14) - virtual
Sep 14, 2014
Papers From Boltzmann equations to steady wall velocities
May 14, 2021
Positions New Simons-FAPESP Research Group Leader Position ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research, São Paulo State University
Apr 27, 2014
Papers Environmental Effects for Gravitational-wave Astrophysics
Jun 13, 2021
Conferences IAU Symposium 363 in L’Aquila, Italy, postponed to June 13-18 2021
Jan 18, 2013
Papers On the complementarity of pulsar timing and space laser interferometry for the individual detection of supermassive black hole binaries
Mar 31, 2021
Positions Staff Physicist in Gravitational Wave Data Analysis at Nikhef
Sep 26, 2016
Papers The effect of matter structure on the gravitational waveform

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