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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
Sep 13, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Accelerated Deep Learning
Nov 15, 2019
Positions Full professorship at Australian National University new Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics
Apr 30, 2009
Papers Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts
Oct 11, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral research position in gravitational wave theory at Nikhef
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Nov 30, 2019
Positions PhD Position in Gravitational Theory and Cosmology at AEI Hannover, Germany
Dec 11, 2004
Papers Brans-Dicke gravity and the capture of stars by black holes: some asymptotic results
Sep 16, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravity 2019-2020, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nov 15, 2019
Positions Three Postdoc Positions at the University of Cambridge
Sep 30, 2012
Papers X-ray emission from high-redshift miniquasars: self-regulating the population of massive black holes through global warming
Jul 14, 2020
Conferences Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi-Messenger Era, July 14-16, 2020
Feb 02, 2012
Papers Low-frequency gravitational wave science with LISA
Mar 28, 2017
Papers Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V: Extreme mass-ratio inspirals
Nov 01, 2019
Positions Assistant professor in Cosmology, focus areas: gravitation and astroparticle physics, Tenure Track
Jun 13, 2005
Papers Advanced VIRGO: detector optimization for gravitational waves by inspiralling binaries

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