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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
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...
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...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Jan 12, 2023
Positions PhD fellowships from the Spanish Ministry Program for Training of Research Professors
Jan 10, 2023
Positions Scientist (m/f/d) for the leadership of a research group for the realization of a “Beyond LISA” mission
Jan 10, 2023
Positions PhD in Gravitational Wave Physics at IFAE
Jan 06, 2023
Positions PhD positions in theoretical physics at Swansea University
Jan 03, 2023
Positions PhD positions in “Precision Interferometry and Fundamental Interactions” at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, AEI Hannover
Dec 20, 2022
Positions PhD positions available at the UWA Gravitational-Wave Astronomy Group
Dec 20, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Scholar in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics at UNLV
Dec 20, 2022
Positions Postdoc in Continuous Gravitational Waves at Rochester Institute of Technology
Dec 16, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral positions in ERC project "SMArt: From Subatomic to Cosmic Scales: Simulating, Modelling, and Analyzing Binary Neutron Star Mergers
Dec 14, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral position in theoretical stellar astrophysics at the FORTH Institute of Astrophysics
Nov 22, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral position at Louisiana State University
Nov 22, 2022
Positions Scientific Computing position at Louisiana State University
Nov 11, 2022
Positions Science Program Evaluator and Educator in Livingston
Oct 19, 2022
Positions Postdoc at Precision Interferometry and Fundamental Interactions Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover
Mar 28, 2017
Papers Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V: Extreme mass-ratio inspirals

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