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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
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...
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...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Nov 19, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral researchers, particle physics and cosmology at University of Helsinki
Nov 18, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral positions at University of Portsmouth
Nov 13, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral position at Cal State Fullerton
Nov 13, 2020
Positions Tenure-track faculty position in experimental physics and astrophysics instrumentation at UCLA
Nov 13, 2020
Positions CIERA Board of Visitors Research Professorship at Northwestern University
Nov 13, 2020
Positions Tenure-track Faculty Position at UTRGV
Nov 13, 2020
Positions Assistant Teaching Professor in Physics, Division of Physical Sciences at University of Washington
Nov 13, 2020
Positions PhD Position in Gravitational Wave Physics at IFAE, Spain
Nov 13, 2020
Positions Tenure-track Assistant Professor at The Department of Physics, University of Texas, Austin
Nov 05, 2020
Positions PhD positions: theory and observations, Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 23, 2020
Positions PhD positions in “Gravity & Matter at the Extreme” at AEI-Potsdam
Oct 23, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral Position at University of Alabama in Huntsville / NASA MSFC
Oct 23, 2020
Positions Two PhD positions in gravitational wave data analysis and phenomenology at Utrecht University, Netherlands
Oct 02, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Theoretical/Computational Astrophysics at Carnegie Mellon University
Sep 18, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

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