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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
Nov 27, 2013
Selected: The Gravitational Universe - ESA decided on next Large Mission Concepts Selected: The Gravitational UniverseESA decided on next Large Mission Concepts The...
May 15, 2014
LISA Pathfinder displayed for the first time at the ILA 2014 Direct detection of gravitational waves in space requires some completely new...
Nov 04, 2014
Imaging System Investigations for LISA Members of Airbus DS GmbH, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert...
Nov 11, 2014
Inertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder mission delivered Important step forward: CGS SpA deliveres theinertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder...
Dec 10, 2014
Preparing the team: Operations test The LISA Pathfinder science team, together with the Science and Technology Operations...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort ascending Image Title
Jan 24, 2023
Positions Open positions at the Max Plack Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hannover, Germany in experimental and instrumental physics
Positions New Gravitational Wave Physics MSc at Cardiff University
Dec 20, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral position - Gravitational-wave Astrophysics Georgia Tech
May 03, 2023
Conferences Dark Matter and Stars: Multi-Messenger Probes of Dark Matter and Modified Gravity, May 3-5 2023, Lisbon
Aug 20, 2023
Conferences Gravitational waves meet effective field theories, August 20-26, Benasque, Spain
Conferences Simulations for Multi-Messenger Astronomy (S4MMA) Workshop Spring/Summer 2021
Jul 10, 2023
Conferences Gravitational-wave populations: what's next? July 10-14 2023 at University of Milano-Bicocca
Mar 13, 2023
Conferences Terrestrial Very-Long-Baseline Atom Interferometry Workshop 13.–14. March 2023 CERN
May 21, 2023
Conferences GWADW 2023, May 21-27, La Biodola (Elba)
Apr 19, 2023
Conferences 16th BONN workshop on the formation and evolution of neutron stars, 19-20 April at MPI for Radio Astronomy
Mar 18, 2023
Conferences Rencontres de Moriond and GRAM Colloquium on Gravitation, March 18-25 2023
Apr 03, 2023
Conferences CoCoNuT Meeting 2023, April 3-5 at MPI for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
Mar 28, 2023
Conferences Workshop on Very Light Dark Matter 2023, 28-30 March, Mario Royal Kaikan (Chino, Nagano) + Online
Jan 29, 2023
Conferences Nordic Winter School on Gravitational Astrophysics January 29th 2023 - February 3rd 2023
Feb 13, 2023
Conferences SIGRAV International School 2023 - School of Applied Quantum Gravity Feb 13 – 17, 2023, Salerno, Italy

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