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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
Feb 26, 2015
LISA Pathfinder takes first steps on journey to space The LISA Pathfinder spacecraft has taken the first steps on the journey that will...
Jan 16, 2015
ESA announces LISA Pathfinder launch for September 2015 In the first press release of 2015, ESA today announced the September launch window of...
May 04, 2015
LISA Pathfinder's scientific payload completely assembled The assembly of the LISA Pathfinder satellite is on track for the launch on top of a Vega...
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...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort descending Image Title
Oct 12, 2018
Positions Research Associate in Gravitational Physics at University of Virginia
Oct 12, 2018
Positions Postdoctoral Research Position in Gravitational Physics at the University of Mississippi
Oct 12, 2018
Positions Assistant Professorships in Physics at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC
Oct 18, 2018
Positions CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions at Northwestern University
Oct 26, 2018
Positions Postdoc position in theoretical high-energy multimessenger astrophysics at University of Amsterdam
Oct 26, 2018
Positions Computing Engineer for the LISA/LISAPathFinder Space Missions at APC, Paris
Nov 09, 2018
Positions PhD Position in Gravitational Wave Physics at the University of Tübingen, Germany
Nov 09, 2018
Positions Postdoctoral Position (II) in Gravitational Wave Physics at the University of Tübingen, Germany
Nov 09, 2018
Positions Postdoctoral Position (I) in Gravitational Wave Physics at University of Tübingen, Germany
Nov 08, 2018
Positions Postdoctoral Associate in Computational Astrophysics at University of Florida
Nov 08, 2018
Positions Astronomy Data Science Program Coordinator at Swinburne University, Australia
Oct 26, 2018
Positions Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Physics at Penn State University
Oct 26, 2018
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at AEI Potsdam
Oct 26, 2018
Positions Postdoctoral fellowship grants at Institut Mittag-Leffler, Sweden
Oct 26, 2018
Positions Visiting Scientist, Postdoc at the Espirito Santo University

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