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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
Mar 06, 2020
European Astronomical Society: LISA Pathfinder Principal Investigator Stefano Vitale awarded the 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal The European Astronomical Society (EAS) awards the 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal to Prof....
Dec 12, 2019
NASA Award for AEI Researchers: US space agency honors German team’s contributions to laser instrument on board GRACE Follow-On A group of 47 researchers in Germany received a NASA award for their teamwork on the...
Nov 28, 2019
ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget ESA’s Council at Ministerial Level, Space19+, has concluded in Seville, Spain, with the...
Sep 12, 2019
2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize for Samaya Nissanke The LISA Consortium congratulates science team member Dr. Samaya Nissanke, assistant...
Jul 26, 2019
Dead Stars Found Whipping Around Each Other in Minutes Two dead stars have been spotted whipping around each other every seven minutes. The rare...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Jan 29, 2023
Conferences Nordic Winter School on Gravitational Astrophysics January 29th 2023 - February 3rd 2023
Jan 27, 2023
Positions PhD student positions in the Lasers and Squeezed Light group at the AEI
Jan 25, 2023
Positions Tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics at Niels Bohr Institute
Jan 24, 2023
Positions Open positions at the Max Plack Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hannover, Germany in experimental and instrumental physics
Jan 24, 2023
Positions Postdoctoral opportunities at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC & IEEC)
Jan 24, 2023
Positions EoI for tenure-track positions in physics at GSSI
Jan 24, 2023
Positions PhD Opportunity at Maynooth University Department of Theoretical Physics
Jan 19, 2023
Positions Permanent (full-time) scientific vacancy at University of Liège
Jan 19, 2023
Positions PhD position in instrumentation/coatings at Maastricht University
Jan 19, 2023
Positions Assistant professor positions at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Jan 17, 2023
Positions Scientific Programmer Position at the AEI in Potsdam
Jan 17, 2023
Positions Associate Professorship in Theoretical and/or Observational Astrophysics at University College London
Jan 12, 2023
Positions PhD fellowships within the Framework of the ‘la Caixa’ Foundation Doctoral INPhINIT
Jan 12, 2023
Positions PhD fellowships from the Spanish Ministry Program for Training of Research Professors
Jan 12, 2023
Positions 5 PhD positions at Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) FPI-MdM