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November 18th: LGBT+STEM day

LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering, and math continue to struggle to openly be themselves. It goes from being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation to staying silent about their private life.

On the occasion of the 3rd annual LGBTQ+STEM day the LISA Executive Committee fully supports the DEI group and reaffirms its support to the LGBTQ+ members of the LISA Consortium and its commitment against any form of discrimination.

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
Jan 13, 2017
The L3 LISA Mission proposal was submitted today! LISA Mission L3 Proposal submitted to ESA
Oct 25, 2016
Next step towards a gravitational-wave observatory in space ESA has invited European scientists to propose concepts for the third large mission in...
Oct 07, 2016
The LISA Pathfinder Science Archive is online Today, ESA's LISA Pathfinder Science Archive opens its virtual gates to the world. It...
Jan 22, 2018
LISA mission passes review successfully and begins next stage of development Before an ESA mission reaches the launch pad, it has to go through a number of approval...
Jan 22, 2018
Nach erfolgreicher Überprüfung beginnt für die LISA-Mission die nächste Entwicklungsstufe Bevor eine ESA-Mission zum Start rollen kann, muss sie eine Reihe von Prüfverfahren...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort ascending Title
Oct 19, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Gravitational Physics UT Austin
Dec 01, 2021
Positions Post-doc positions in gravitational-wave modeling and data analysis at AEI Hannover
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Nov 02, 2021
Positions NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dec 11, 2004
Papers Brans-Dicke gravity and the capture of stars by black holes: some asymptotic results
Positions Fellowships at the Nottingham Centre of Gravity
Nov 17, 2021
Positions Research Fellow in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics at University of Portsmouth
Sep 30, 2012
Papers X-ray emission from high-redshift miniquasars: self-regulating the population of massive black holes through global warming
Oct 20, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral position on massive black hole astrophysics and numerical simulations
Dec 02, 2021
Positions Dennis Sciama Postdoctoral Research Fellow at ICG Portsmouth
Feb 02, 2012
Papers Low-frequency gravitational wave science with LISA
Mar 28, 2017
Papers Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V: Extreme mass-ratio inspirals
Nov 02, 2021
Positions PhD positions in “Gravity & Matter at the Extreme” at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Jun 13, 2005
Papers Advanced VIRGO: detector optimization for gravitational waves by inspiralling binaries
Nov 29, 2021
Conferences IAU SYMPOSIUM 363, November 29 - December 03, 2021 - remote