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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 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...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort descending Image Title
May 13, 2018
Conferences KITP Program Announcement - The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics
Aug 30, 2018
Conferences Dawn IV: Global strategies for Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Amsterdam 30-31 August 2018
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
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
Aug 07, 2018
Conferences Physics and Astrophysics at the eXtreme (PAX-IV) Workshop at IUCAA, Pune, India, August 7-10, 2018
May 28, 2018
Conferences XIII Sigrav Graduate School In Contemporary Relativity and Gravitational Physics, May 28-June 1 2018, Como, Italy
Feb 07, 2019
Conferences Aspen Winter Conference 2019, February 9-15 2019
Mar 16, 2018
Conferences 34th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, Caltech, March 16–17, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
Conferences ICTS Summer School on Gravitational Wave Astronomy, 13-24 Aug 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Conferences Dublin School on Gravitational Wave Source Modelling 11-22 June 2018, University College Dublin
May 12, 2018
Conferences GWADW at Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska, May 12-17 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Conferences Summer school: Gravitational Waves 2018, Les Houches, France, July 2nd-27th 2018
May 16, 2018
Conferences Neutron star merger summer school at FRIB, East Lansing, MI, May 16-18, 2018