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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
Apr 09, 2021
LISA Pathfinder - A Space Saga This series of short clips takes you back 5 years ago and lets you relive LISA Pathfinder...
Nov 04, 2021
US National Academy of Sciences highlights LISA as a “New Window on the Dynamic Universe” Today, the US National Academy of Sciences has noted the important presence in the NASA...
May 04, 2022
LISA reaches a crucial milestone The future gravitational-wave observatory in space completes a rigorous review LISA, the...
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

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Mar 01, 2022
Positions PhD Scholarships – Statistics and Gravitational Wave Science for LISA, New Zealand
Jun 29, 2022
Positions PhD Positions at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC & IEEC)
Positions ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme
Jun 30, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Researcher in observational cosmology at the Laboratoire d'Annecy de Physique des Particules
Positions Fellowships at the Nottingham Centre of Gravity
Positions Positions in Quantum-Nanometrology within the QuantumFrontiers Excellence Cluster
Jul 01, 2022
Positions ERC-funded postdoctoral position(s) in Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Wave Physics/Data Analysis at SISSA in Trieste, Italy
Apr 05, 2022
Positions Post-Doctoral Position in X-ray Astrophysics Washington University in St Louis
Jun 21, 2022
Positions PhD position for Numerical-Relativity Simulations of Black Hole - Neutron Star Systems in Potsdam
Apr 12, 2022
Positions PhD student positions in the Laser and Squeezed Light group at the Albert Einstein Institute in Hanover, Germany
Jul 25, 2022
Conferences Frontiers in Numerical Relativity, July 25-29, 2022, Jena, Germany
Jul 25, 2022
Conferences Welcome to LISA Symposium 14, July 25-29 2022
Aug 22, 2022
Conferences NASA workshop on Time Domain and Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, August 22-24 in Maryland, USA
Conferences Hyperspace@AEI
Sep 05, 2022
Conferences IWARA2022 - 10th International Workshop on Astronomy and Relativistic Astrophysics September 5–9, 2022, Antigua, Guatemala

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