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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
Nov 13, 2011
LISA Pathfinder takes major step in hunt for gravitational waves Sensors destined for ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission in 2014 have exceeded expectations in...
May 24, 2012
Getting ready for next time: European gravitational wave community strengthens space collaboration The LISA mission was reported to have been unanimously ranked first by ESA´s scientific...
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...
May 20, 2013
LPF scheduled for launch in 2015 The LISA consortium strongly supports ESA's LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission, whose launch...
Apr 07, 2013
Ready for launch: Heart of LISA Pathfinder space mission tested successfully The optical bench of the LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission is currently being extensively...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort ascending Image Title
Oct 23, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral Position at University of Alabama in Huntsville / NASA MSFC
Sep 16, 2020
Positions Call of interest for an ERC-funded postdoc position @ Sapienza University of Rome
Feb 15, 2019
Positions New Gravitational Wave Physics MSc at Cardiff University
Oct 23, 2020
Positions Professorship in exp astroparticle physics at UCLouvain
Sep 16, 2020
Positions PhD position in Numerical Relativity and Cosmology at AEI Hannover
Oct 09, 2020
Positions Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Condensed Matter Physics at UBC
Sep 13, 2019
Positions PhD or Masters by Research positions – University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Oct 26, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral position at Texas Tech University
Sep 18, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sep 18, 2020
Positions ERC-funded postdoctoral position(s) in Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Wave Physics/Data Analysis at SISSA, Trieste, Italy
Oct 14, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Astrophysics and Gravitational Physics at Johns Hopkins University
Sep 18, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Jul 05, 2021
Conferences New frontiers in strong gravity at Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, Spain, postponed to 2021 or 2022
Feb 08, 2021
Conferences CAP2021, Sydney, February 8-12 2021 (postponed CAP 2020)
Nov 30, 2020
Conferences 11th Einstein Telescope Symposium: November 30th to December 3rd 2020 (virtual)

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