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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
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...
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...
Mar 26, 2018
Building the Mission: LISA Consortium Reboot We are now ready to reboot the Consortium and ask you to apply.

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Oct 01, 2021
Positions 2022-2025 UIUC Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gravitational Waves and Extreme Gravity Tests of General Relativity
Oct 01, 2021
Positions Full Professorship in Computational Physics with Focus on Theoretical Astrophysics at Heidelberg University
Oct 01, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral positions at Johns Hopkins University
Oct 01, 2021
Positions Center for the Gravitational-Wave Universe at Seoul National University, Korea
Oct 01, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Position at University of Guelph
Sep 28, 2021
Positions Opportunities for Graduate Study at Monash University
Sep 28, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Sep 28, 2021
Positions INFN post-doctoral research grant in Florence on: General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics Models of Astrophysical Compact Objects
Sep 21, 2021
Positions Faculty Position in Astrophysics at Georgia Tech
Sep 21, 2021
Positions Faculty Position at University of British Columbia
Sep 17, 2021
Positions 2022 KICP Fellowship University of Chicago
Sep 17, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships in Experimental Physics or Astrophysics at Caltech
Sep 17, 2021
Positions Beecroft Fellowship at University of Oxford
Sep 13, 2021
Conferences Mathematical and Computational Challenges in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy, September 13 - December 17, 2021
Sep 10, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Scholar High-Energy Astrophysics at PennState

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