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Against racism and discrimination

We have been deeply touched by the brutal and senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the recent appalling episode of violence against Black Americans, which brought into relief systemic issues of racism and discrimination that pervade our communities worldwide in a variety of hidden and blatant forms. The LISA Consortium stands in strong solidarity with everyone affected by discrimination. Read more

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
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...
Jul 08, 2019
Discovering exoplanets with gravitational waves In a recent paper in Nature Astronomy, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for...
May 23, 2019
ESA: A unique experiment to explore black holes What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Feb 24, 2021
Positions PhD Position Pulsar Astronomy at Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Hanover
Feb 24, 2021
Positions ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme
Feb 24, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Pulsar Astronomy at Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Hanover
Feb 19, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Research Associate at Cardiff University / DESY Hamburg
Feb 17, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral position in relativistic astrophysics at University of Southampton
Feb 17, 2021
Positions Faculty Search in Astrophysics, Cosmology, Particle Physics, or Nuclear Physics at Washington University in St. Louis
Feb 10, 2021
Positions PhD student positions in the group “Interferometry in Space” (Hannover)
Feb 05, 2021
Positions Assistant professor position at NAOJ
Feb 04, 2021
Positions PhD positions at SISSA, Italy
Jan 12, 2021
Positions PhD position in gravitational wave cosmology at the University of Geneva
Dec 16, 2020
Positions Research engineer in optics, photonics, physics - Artemis Lab, Nice, France
Dec 09, 2020
Positions Professor and Deputy Director at The Australian National University Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics
Nov 13, 2020
Positions Tenure-track Faculty Position at UTRGV
Oct 23, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral Position at University of Alabama in Huntsville / NASA MSFC
Sep 13, 2019
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia