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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 proposal for the L3 mission slot was accepted by ESA in June 2017 and the mission is currently in the first planning stages.

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.

Latest news and consortium activities

Date Title Summary
Jun 30, 2014
LISA Pathfinder on the cover of top popular German astronomy magazine
Jun 07, 2016
Results show LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations The ESA satellite mission LISA Pathfinder has successfully demonstrated the technology...
May 15, 2014
LISA Pathfinder displayed for the first time at the ILA 2014 Direct detection of gravitational waves in space requires some completely new...
Mar 26, 2018
Building the Mission: LISA Consortium Reboot We are now ready to reboot the Consortium and ask you to apply.
Jun 29, 2014
How do Gravitational Waves look like? David Radice wins Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize The 2014 Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize for outstanding research in Mathematical or Numerical...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Jun 13, 2005
Papers Advanced VIRGO: detector optimization for gravitational waves by inspiralling binaries
Jan 29, 2018
Positions NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH/JULY/NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Jul 15, 2019
Conferences Advancing Theoretical Astrophysics Summer School, July 15 – 26, 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Oct 31, 2013
Papers The effect of baryonic streaming motions on the formation of the first supermassive black holes
Jul 02, 2018
Conferences 2nd Institute of Space Sciences Summer School - Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Apr 01, 2019
Conferences The Space Astrophysics Landscape for the 2020s and Beyond Meeting
Aug 11, 2012
Papers Breadboard model of the LISA phasemeter
Jul 08, 2018
Conferences 12th International LISA Symposium, Chicago 8-13 July 2018
Sep 04, 2018
Positions Assistant Professor position at the University of Minnesota
Jun 13, 2005
Papers Expected Coalescence Rate of Double Neutron Stars for Ground Based Interferometers
May 13, 2018
Conferences KITP Program Announcement - The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics
Nov 22, 2018
Positions The LIGO Laboratory Award for Excellence in Detector Characterization and Calibration 2019
Mar 27, 2014
Papers Constraints on Einstein-Æther theory and Horava gravity from binary pulsar observations
Aug 30, 2018
Conferences Dawn IV: Global strategies for Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Amsterdam 30-31 August 2018
Apr 10, 2019
Conferences 16th Baksan School on Astroparticle Physics

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