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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 proposal for the L3 mission slot was accepted by ESA in June 2017 and the mission is currently in the first planning stages.

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.

Latest news and consortium activities

Date Title Summary
Mar 26, 2018
Building the Mission: LISA Consortium Reboot We are now ready to reboot the Consortium and ask you to apply.
Feb 05, 2018
LISA Pathfinder – the quietest place in space New LISA Pathfinder results exceed requirements for future gravitational-wave observatory...
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...
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 Image Title
May 13, 2019
Conferences The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics, May 13 - Jul 19 2019 at UCSB
Aug 30, 2018
Conferences Dawn 4: What's Next for Gravitational Wave Astronomy?
Aug 13, 2018
Conferences ICTS Summer School on Gravitational Wave Astronomy, 13-24 Aug 2018
Aug 07, 2018
Conferences Physics and Astrophysics at the eXtreme (PAX-IV) Workshop at IUCAA, Pune, India, August 7-10, 2018
Jul 14, 2018
Conferences 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, CA, United States, 14 - 22 July 2018
Jul 08, 2018
Conferences 12th International LISA Symposium, Chicago 8-13 July 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Conferences Summer school: Gravitational Waves 2018, Les Houches, France, July 2nd-27th 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Conferences 2nd Institute of Space Sciences Summer School - Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Jun 18, 2018
Conferences CRIS2018 First Announcement
Jun 15, 2018
Conferences Indiana University Center for Spacetime Symmetries Summer School, June 15-21, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Conferences Dublin School on Gravitational Wave Source Modelling 11-22 June 2018, University College Dublin
Jun 04, 2018
Conferences GEMMA International Workshop in Lecce (Italy), June 04-07, 2018
Jun 04, 2018
Conferences GEMMA Physics Workshop, Italy, 4-7 June 2018
Jun 04, 2018
Conferences The Sound of Spacetime: The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Science, 4-15 June 2018, Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany
May 29, 2018
Conferences Gravity Exploration Institute Opening Workshop, Cardiff, May 29-30