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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
May 23, 2019
ESA: A unique experiment to explore black holes What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of...
Apr 18, 2019
Public talk / live stream: The Gravitational Wave Astronomical Revolution - Dr. David Reitze As part of the 4th LISA Consortium Meeting, Dr. David Reitze will give a public talk on...
Feb 28, 2019
A high-precision test bench for LISA technology AEI researchers develop novel precise laboratory setup to verify technology for LISA, the...
Sep 14, 2018
Another milestone for LISA: Further investigations confirm LISA Pathfinder's success Latest investigations confirmed that LISA Pathfinder has demonstrated the feasibility of...
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Nov 22, 2019
Positions Dennis Sciama Fellowship at Portsmouth, UK
Nov 22, 2019
Positions Nikhef Postdoc in GW and Distributed Computing
Nov 22, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of New Hampshire
Nov 20, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral position in experimental gravitational-wave physics at the University of Padova, Italy
Nov 15, 2019
Positions PhD Position in GWs and Cosmology at Nikhef
Nov 15, 2019
Positions Full professorship at Australian National University new Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics
Nov 14, 2019
Positions Horizon Fellowships in Cosmology and Gravitation at John Hopkins University in Baltimore
Nov 14, 2019
Positions Three postdoc positions at the Institute for Fundamental Physics of the Universe, Trieste, Italy
Nov 08, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Multi Messenger Astrophysics at RIT and LANL
Nov 07, 2019
Positions three postdoctoral positions at The Center for Relativistic Astrophysics CRA
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”
Oct 25, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Positions in the CGCA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Oct 11, 2019
Positions Post-doctoral position in Gravitational Wave Cosmology at UC Louvain, Belgium
Sep 20, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral and Visiting Positions at all Levels in Relativistic Astrophysics at Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Sep 13, 2019
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

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