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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
Nov 04, 2014
Imaging System Investigations for LISA Members of Airbus DS GmbH, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert...
Dec 03, 2015
LISA Pathfinder launches successfully on 3 Dec 2015 LISA Pathfinder lifted off on Ariane Spaceflight VV06 atop the sixth Vega rocket on 3...
Oct 15, 2015
#2: Fasten your belts! During the first week of activities at Kourou, the LISA Pathfinder team have focused on...
Jun 07, 2016
European Space Agency: LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations Press Release by the European Space Agency: ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission has...
Nov 11, 2014
Inertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder mission delivered Important step forward: CGS SpA deliveres theinertial sensors of the LISA Pathfinder...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Jun 13, 2005
Papers Expected Coalescence Rate of Double Neutron Stars for Ground Based Interferometers
May 13, 2018
Conferences KITP Program Announcement - The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics
Nov 09, 2018
Positions PhD Position in Gravitational Wave Physics at the University of Tübingen, Germany
Mar 27, 2014
Papers Constraints on Einstein-Æther theory and Horava gravity from binary pulsar observations
Aug 30, 2018
Conferences Dawn IV: Global strategies for Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Amsterdam 30-31 August 2018
Dec 14, 2018
Positions Postdoc Position at IIP, Natal, Brazil
Conferences Hyperspace@AEI
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
Sep 07, 2018
Positions Multiple Tenure-Track Positions at Chinese University Hong Kong
Oct 25, 2005
Papers Expected coalescence rates of NS-NS binaries for laser beam interferometers
May 07, 2018
Conferences XIX LNF Spring School at the INFN, Italy, May 7-11 2018
Mar 25, 2019
Conferences The New Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, 25-29 March 2019, Groningen
Apr 29, 2014
Papers Strong Binary Pulsar Constraints on Lorentz Violation in Gravity
Aug 07, 2018
Conferences Physics and Astrophysics at the eXtreme (PAX-IV) Workshop at IUCAA, Pune, India, August 7-10, 2018
Dec 21, 2018
Positions Faculty Position in Experimental GW Physics at Cardiff University