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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
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
Sep 21, 2020
Conferences CAP2020 postponed to 2021
Jun 22, 2020
Conferences 23rd Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity, June 22-26 2020
Conferences Hyperspace@AEI
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
Sep 09, 2020
Conferences Advances in Computational Relativity, Sep 9 - Dec 11, 2020
Sep 01, 2020
Conferences 13th LISA Symposium goes online September 2020
Jun 22, 2020
Conferences IAU Symposium 363 in L’Aquila, Italy, June 22nd-26th, 2020
Jul 14, 2020
Conferences Virtual mini conference: Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi-Messenger Era, July 14-16, 2020
Aug 15, 2020
Conferences 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 15-22 August 2020, Sydney
Jul 05, 2020
Conferences New frontiers in strong gravity at Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, Spain, July 05-18, 2020
Jan 29, 2018
Positions NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH/JULY/NOVEMBER 1, 2020
Apr 24, 2020
Positions Postdoc Position (fixed end-date) Optomechanics for Future GW Detectors at the University of Hamburg
May 04, 2018
Positions Annual ESO Studentship Programme, Europe and Chile
May 01, 2020
Positions Post Doctorate RA - Data Science (Machine Learning and Deep Learning) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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