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Against racism and discrimination

We have been deeply touched by the brutal and senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the recent appalling episode of violence against Black Americans, which brought into relief systemic issues of racism and discrimination that pervade our communities worldwide in a variety of hidden and blatant forms. The LISA Consortium stands in strong solidarity with everyone affected by discrimination. Read more


LISA - observing gravitational waves in space

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 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. 

The LISA Consortium

The LISA Consortium is committed to supporting the LISA mission. It includes all the main investigators involved in the highly successful LISA Pathfinder mission, a number of scientists who worked on the ground-based LIGO, Virgo, and GEO projects, and a number who worked on the Laser Ranging Interferometer on the GRACE Follow-On mission, thus making full use of the expertise accumulated so far. The LISA Consortium proposed and submitted the white paper The Gravitational Universe which was accepted for the ESA L3 slot.

If you are a scientist and wish to contribute to the LISA mission, use this scientist registration form.

Latest news and consortium activities

Date Title Summary
Jun 30, 2014
LISA Pathfinder on the cover of top popular German astronomy magazine
Jun 29, 2014
How do Gravitational Waves look like? David Radice wins Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize The 2014 Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize for outstanding research in Mathematical or Numerical...
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...
Nov 13, 2011
LISA Pathfinder takes major step in hunt for gravitational waves Sensors destined for ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission in 2014 have exceeded expectations in...
May 24, 2012
Getting ready for next time: European gravitational wave community strengthens space collaboration The LISA mission was reported to have been unanimously ranked first by ESA´s scientific...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort descending Image Title
Conferences Simulations for Multi-Messenger Astronomy (S4MMA) Workshop Spring/Summer 2021
Conferences Hyperspace@AEI
Jun 13, 2021
Conferences IAU Symposium 363 in L’Aquila, Italy, postponed to June 13-18 2021
Apr 21, 2021
Conferences Current challenges in gravitational physics - virtual April 21-28
Jul 05, 2021
Conferences New frontiers in strong gravity at Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, Spain, postponed to 2021 or 2022
Jun 23, 2021
Conferences Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi-Messenger Era conference June 23-25, 2021 in Saint Paul, MN
Sep 13, 2021
Conferences Mathematical and Computational Challenges in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy, September 13 - December 17, 2021
Mar 01, 2021
Conferences Gravitational waves: a new messenger to explore the universe, March 1 to April 9, 2021 at IHP Paris
Feb 24, 2021
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Pulsar Astronomy at Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Hanover
May 04, 2018
Positions Annual ESO Studentship Programme, Europe and Chile
Dec 16, 2020
Positions Research engineer in optics, photonics, physics - Artemis Lab, Nice, France
Feb 24, 2021
Positions PhD Position Pulsar Astronomy at Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Hanover
Feb 15, 2019
Positions New Gravitational Wave Physics MSc at Cardiff University
Jan 12, 2021
Positions PhD position in gravitational wave cosmology at the University of Geneva
Feb 24, 2021
Positions ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

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