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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
Sep 01, 2015
LISA Pathfinder on the way to launch The satellite is completed LISA Pathfinder (LPF), the test mission to demonstrate new...
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...
May 25, 2016
First LPF results will be presented on June 7th in Madrid and Hannover First results from ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission, a technology demonstrator for the...
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...
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...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Imagesort descending Title
Mar 21, 2017
Papers Reconstructing the dark sector interaction with LISA
Sep 13, 2018
Conferences Stars: Birth and Death - GMT Community Science Meeting, Sep 13-15, Hawaii
Jan 04, 2019
Positions Director at Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS), Swinburne University of Technology
Dec 11, 2004
Papers Brans-Dicke gravity and the capture of stars by black holes: some asymptotic results
Jun 18, 2018
Conferences CRIS2018 First Announcement
Nov 09, 2018
Positions Postdoctoral Position (I) in Gravitational Wave Physics at University of Tübingen, Germany
Sep 30, 2012
Papers X-ray emission from high-redshift miniquasars: self-regulating the population of massive black holes through global warming
May 29, 2018
Conferences Gravity Exploration Institute Opening Workshop, Cardiff, May 29-30
Dec 07, 2018
Positions Associate Professor in Gravitational Wave Science at UC San Diego
Feb 02, 2012
Papers Low-frequency gravitational wave science with LISA
Mar 28, 2017
Papers Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V: Extreme mass-ratio inspirals
Mar 25, 2019
Conferences The New Era of Multi Messenger Astrophysics, 25-29 March 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands
Jan 04, 2019
Positions Spanish Programs for Tenure Track and Postdoctoral Positions at the University of the Balearic Islands
Jun 13, 2005
Papers Advanced VIRGO: detector optimization for gravitational waves by inspiralling binaries
Jan 29, 2018