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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 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
Feb 26, 2015
LISA Pathfinder takes first steps on journey to space The LISA Pathfinder spacecraft has taken the first steps on the journey that will...
Jan 22, 2016
LISA Pathfinder arrives at Lagrange Point 1! After a six-week journey, LISA Pathfinder arrived at its destination today, an orbit...
May 23, 2013
ESA’s next large mission: LISA white paper submitted We have come remarkably far using light of different spectrums as our tool for observing...
Aug 15, 2016
U.S. National Academies Report recommends NASA restore support for LISA New Worlds New Horizons: A Midterm Assessment – the National Academies released their...
Jan 16, 2015
ESA announces LISA Pathfinder launch for September 2015 In the first press release of 2015, ESA today announced the September launch window of...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Jan 03, 2020
Positions Postdoc Position in Cosmology, Particle, Astroparticle and Gravitational Physics at IIP Natal (Brazil)
Nov 17, 2016
Papers A Second Higgs Doublet in the Early Universe: Baryogenesis and Gravitational Waves
May 11, 2000
Papers Fast and Accurate Computation Tools for Gravitational Waveforms from Binary Systems with any Orbital Eccentricity
Sep 09, 2020
Conferences Advances in Computational Relativity, Sep 9 - Dec 11, 2020
Apr 24, 2014
Papers Data Analysis Methods for Testing Alternative Theories of Gravity with LISA Pathfinder
Mar 04, 2020
Conferences Bayesian Deep Learning for Cosmology and Gravitational waves, March 4-6 2020, Paris
Oct 11, 2016
Papers Distinguishing between formation channels for binary black holes with LISA
Papers Perturbation method in the assessment of radiation reaction in the capture of stars by black holes
Nov 08, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Multi Messenger Astrophysics at RIT and LANL
Apr 30, 2009
Papers Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts
Mar 04, 2020
Conferences LISA Meeting March 4th to 6th 2020, New York
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Dec 11, 2004
Papers Brans-Dicke gravity and the capture of stars by black holes: some asymptotic results
Mar 13, 2020
Conferences 9th Gulf Coast Gravity Meeting
Sep 30, 2012
Papers X-ray emission from high-redshift miniquasars: self-regulating the population of massive black holes through global warming

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