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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
Jun 23, 2015
LISA Pathfinder: Science payload completed and integrated into the satellite Next steps: Shipment to Kourou and launch in autumn After more than 10 years of intense...
Jul 17, 2015
ESA: Inside LISA Pathfinder ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission is a technology demonstrator that will pave the way for...
Sep 01, 2015
LISA Pathfinder on the way to launch The satellite is completed LISA Pathfinder (LPF), the test mission to demonstrate new...
Sep 01, 2015
LISA Pathfinder en el camí al llençament El satèl·lit s'ha acabat LISA Pathfinder (LPF), la missió per demostrar les noves...
Oct 08, 2015
LISA Pathfinder arrives at Launch Site in Kourou, French Guiana LPF arrives safely at the launch site in Kourou, French Guiana.


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort descending Image Title
Sep 30, 2012
Papers X-ray emission from high-redshift miniquasars: self-regulating the population of massive black holes through global warming
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Nov 17, 2016
Papers A Second Higgs Doublet in the Early Universe: Baryogenesis and Gravitational Waves
May 11, 2000
Papers Fast and Accurate Computation Tools for Gravitational Waveforms from Binary Systems with any Orbital Eccentricity
Oct 11, 2016
Papers Distinguishing between formation channels for binary black holes with LISA
Mar 07, 2011
Papers A source-free integration method for black hole perturbations and self-force computation: Radial fall
Oct 12, 2016
Papers Gravitational waves at interferometer scales and primordial black holes in axion inflation
Mar 27, 2014
Papers Constraints on Einstein-Æther theory and Horava gravity from binary pulsar observations
Apr 30, 2009
Papers Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts
Apr 24, 2014
Papers Data Analysis Methods for Testing Alternative Theories of Gravity with LISA Pathfinder
Jul 20, 2014
Papers A fully relativistic radial fall
May 15, 2014
Papers Self-force driven motion in curved spacetimes
Jan 18, 2013
Papers On the complementarity of pulsar timing and space laser interferometry for the individual detection of supermassive black hole binaries
May 04, 2011
Papers Fourth order indirect integration method for black hole perturbations: even modes
Apr 29, 2014
Papers Strong Binary Pulsar Constraints on Lorentz Violation in Gravity