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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...
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...
Nov 27, 2013
Selected: The Gravitational Universe - ESA decided on next Large Mission Concepts Selected: The Gravitational UniverseESA decided on next Large Mission Concepts The...
May 15, 2014
LISA Pathfinder displayed for the first time at the ILA 2014 Direct detection of gravitational waves in space requires some completely new...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort ascending Image Title
Oct 30, 2019
Positions Two postdoc postiions in the context of the ANR funded project: “Opening new windows on the early universe with multi-messenger astronomy”
Nov 15, 2019
Positions Three Postdoc Positions at the University of Cambridge
Oct 11, 2019
Positions Post-doctoral position in Gravitational Wave Cosmology at UC Louvain, Belgium
Nov 30, 2019
Positions PhD Position in Gravitational Theory and Cosmology at AEI Hannover, Germany
Sep 13, 2019
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Nov 15, 2019
Positions PhD Position in GWs and Cosmology at Nikhef
Nov 01, 2019
Positions Assistant professor in Cosmology, focus areas: gravitation and astroparticle physics, Tenure Track
Sep 13, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Accelerated Deep Learning
Nov 20, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral position in experimental gravitational-wave physics at the University of Padova, Italy
Nov 06, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral research positions at Johns Hopkins University
Sep 16, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravity 2019-2020, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nov 22, 2019
Positions Assistant Professor, Astrophysics Experiment or Theory and Associated Data Science, Department of Physics at UC Berkeley
Oct 18, 2019
Positions Simons-FAPESP ICTP-SAIFR Research Professor Position
Nov 07, 2019
Positions three postdoctoral positions at The Center for Relativistic Astrophysics CRA
Sep 16, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity and Computational Astrophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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