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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 17, 2015
ESA: Inside LISA Pathfinder ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission is a technology demonstrator that will pave the way for...
Apr 18, 2016
No showstoppers: GOAT reports on space-based gravitational wave observatory In the final report now delivered to ESA, the Gravitational Observatory Advisory Team...
Aug 29, 2013
LISA Pathfinder: from CAD models to ready-to-fly hardware Optical bench integrated into the core assembly LISA Pathfinder space mission reached...
Sep 01, 2015
LISA Pathfinder on the way to launch The satellite is completed LISA Pathfinder (LPF), the test mission to demonstrate new...
Jan 25, 2018
LISA PATHFINDER WINS AMERICAN ASTRONAUTICAL SOCIETY AWARD ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission has been honoured with the 2017 Space Technology Award of...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
May 11, 2000
Papers Fast and Accurate Computation Tools for Gravitational Waveforms from Binary Systems with any Orbital Eccentricity
Positions Positions in Quantum-Nanometrology within the QuantumFrontiers Excellence Cluster
Jan 10, 2023
Positions Research Associate in Theoretical Cosmology at University of Sheffield
Jan 19, 2023
Positions PhD position in instrumentation/coatings at Maastricht University
Apr 24, 2014
Papers Data Analysis Methods for Testing Alternative Theories of Gravity with LISA Pathfinder
Nov 22, 2022
Positions Scientific Computing position at Louisiana State University
Apr 03, 2023
Conferences CoCoNuT Meeting 2023, April 3-5 at MPI for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
Oct 11, 2016
Papers Distinguishing between formation channels for binary black holes with LISA
Mar 18, 2023
Conferences Rencontres de Moriond and GRAM Colloquium on Gravitation, March 18-25 2023
Papers Perturbation method in the assessment of radiation reaction in the capture of stars by black holes
Positions PhD Scholarships – Statistics and Gravitational Wave Science for LISA, New Zealand
Mar 28, 2023
Conferences Workshop on Very Light Dark Matter 2023, 28-30 March, Mario Royal Kaikan (Chino, Nagano) + Online
Jan 19, 2023
Positions Assistant professor positions at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Apr 30, 2009
Papers Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts
Jan 29, 2023
Conferences Nordic Winter School on Gravitational Astrophysics January 29th 2023 - February 3rd 2023

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