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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
Feb 28, 2019
A high-precision test bench for LISA technology AEI researchers develop novel precise laboratory setup to verify technology for LISA, the...
Sep 14, 2018
Another milestone for LISA: Further investigations confirm LISA Pathfinder's success Latest investigations confirmed that LISA Pathfinder has demonstrated the feasibility of...
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...
Feb 05, 2018
LISA Pathfinder – the quietest place in space New LISA Pathfinder results exceed requirements for future gravitational-wave observatory...
Oct 16, 2017
GW170817 - The first observation of gravitational-waves from a binary neutron star inspiral In a milestone for multimessenger astronomy, scientists have directly detected...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort ascending Title
Aug 22, 2022
Conferences NASA workshop on Time Domain and Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, August 22-24 in Maryland, USA
May 04, 2011
Papers Fourth order indirect integration method for black hole perturbations: even modes
Feb 01, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Appointee - AI for Science Argonne National Laboratory
Sep 14, 2014
Papers From Boltzmann equations to steady wall velocities
Jun 15, 2022
Conferences EuCAPT Workshop: Gravitational wave probes of black hole environments, 15-17 June 2022, Sapienza, Rome
Apr 27, 2014
Papers Environmental Effects for Gravitational-wave Astrophysics
Jul 03, 2022
Conferences New frontiers in strong gravity, Benasque, Spain, July 3-16 2022
May 10, 2022
Positions Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Jan 18, 2013
Papers On the complementarity of pulsar timing and space laser interferometry for the individual detection of supermassive black hole binaries
May 23, 2022
Conferences GWADW2022 - may 23-28 remote style meeting
Sep 26, 2016
Papers The effect of matter structure on the gravitational waveform
Apr 05, 2022
Positions Post-Doctoral Position in X-ray Astrophysics Washington University in St Louis
Jan 06, 2012
Papers LISA: Astrophysics and cosmology in the millihertz regime
Conferences Simulations for Multi-Messenger Astronomy (S4MMA) Workshop Spring/Summer 2021
Jun 20, 2022
Conferences Bayesian Deep Learning workshop for Cosmology and Time Domain astrophysics - Paris, Jun 20-24 2022