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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.

The LISA Consortium strives to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment for all scientists. We strengthen our resolve to ensure that all Consortium members, present and future, can benefit from the community we build without prejudice or inequality. The Consortium is committed to a longterm fighting against discrimination in all its forms, promoting open discussions on racial discrimination in academia, and identifying actions to make our Consortium a positive agent of change within our scientific communities.

We are condemning all forms of racism and discrimination, and in challenging the assumptions and practices that impair the well being and professional development of our students and collaborators because of their personal identity.

Let us all speak as one in condemning all forms of racism and discrimination, and in challenging the assumptions and practices that impair the well being and professional development of our students and collaborators because of their personal identity.

Please be safe, be kind to yourselves and to all those around you, and let us work together in hopeful determination toward better days.


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
Jun 30, 2014
LISA Pathfinder on the cover of top popular German astronomy magazine
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...
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...
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...
May 24, 2012
Getting ready for next time: European gravitational wave community strengthens space collaboration The LISA mission was reported to have been unanimously ranked first by ESA´s scientific...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort descending Image Title
Feb 08, 2021
Conferences CAP2021, Sydney, February 8-12 2021 (postponed CAP 2020)
Jun 23, 2021
Conferences Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi-Messenger Era conference June 23-25, 2021 in Saint Paul, MN
Mar 01, 2021
Conferences Gravitational waves: a new messenger to explore the universe, March 1 to April 9, 2021 at IHP Paris
Conferences Hyperspace@AEI
Sep 01, 2020
Conferences The 13th International LISA Symposium September 1-3, 2020
Sep 09, 2020
Conferences Advances in Computational Relativity, Sep 9 - Dec 11, 2020
Jun 13, 2021
Conferences IAU Symposium 363 in L’Aquila, Italy, postponed to June 13-18 2021
Jul 14, 2020
Conferences Virtual mini conference: Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi-Messenger Era, July 14-16, 2020
Jan 28, 2021
Conferences 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Sydney postponed to January 2021
Jul 05, 2021
Conferences New frontiers in strong gravity at Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, Spain, postponed to 2021 or 2022
Jan 29, 2018
Positions NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH/JULY/NOVEMBER 1, 2020
May 04, 2018
Positions Annual ESO Studentship Programme, Europe and Chile
Feb 15, 2019
Positions New Gravitational Wave Physics MSc at Cardiff University
Jun 12, 2020
Positions PhD positions in Gravitational Waves instrumentation at VU Amsterdam and Nikhef
Sep 13, 2019
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

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