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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
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
Mar 18, 2023
Conferences Rencontres de Moriond and GRAM Colloquium on Gravitation, March 18-25 2023
Mar 13, 2023
Conferences Terrestrial Very-Long-Baseline Atom Interferometry Workshop 13.–14. March 2023 CERN
Conferences Simulations for Multi-Messenger Astronomy (S4MMA) Workshop Spring/Summer 2021
Aug 20, 2023
Conferences Gravitational waves meet effective field theories, August 20-26, Benasque, Spain
Jul 10, 2023
Conferences Gravitational-wave populations: what's next? July 10-14 2023 at University of Milano-Bicocca
Jan 29, 2023
Conferences Nordic Winter School on Gravitational Astrophysics January 29th 2023 - February 3rd 2023
Apr 19, 2023
Conferences 16th BONN workshop on the formation and evolution of neutron stars, 19-20 April at MPI for Radio Astronomy
Jul 03, 2023
Conferences 26th Capra Meeting 3-7-July 2023 at The Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Apr 03, 2023
Conferences CoCoNuT Meeting 2023, April 3-5 at MPI for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
May 21, 2023
Conferences GWADW 2023, May 21-27, La Biodola (Elba)
May 03, 2023
Conferences 13th Central European Relativity Seminar, May 3-5, 2023, Stockholm
Jun 05, 2023
Conferences Thematic school GWsNS-2023: Gravitational Waves from Neutron Stars, 5.–9. June 2023, Aussois, France
Feb 22, 2023
Conferences NCfA Symposium 2023 - The Path forward in Multimessenger Astrophysics, February 22-24, Las Vegas
Feb 13, 2023
Conferences SIGRAV International School 2023 - School of Applied Quantum Gravity Feb 13 – 17, 2023, Salerno, Italy
May 03, 2023
Conferences Dark Matter and Stars: Multi-Messenger Probes of Dark Matter and Modified Gravity, May 3-5 2023, Lisbon

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