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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
Sep 12, 2019
2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize for Samaya Nissanke The LISA Consortium congratulates science team member Dr. Samaya Nissanke, assistant...
Dec 12, 2019
NASA Award for AEI Researchers: US space agency honors German team’s contributions to laser instrument on board GRACE Follow-On A group of 47 researchers in Germany received a NASA award for their teamwork on the...
Mar 06, 2020
European Astronomical Society: LISA Pathfinder Principal Investigator Stefano Vitale awarded the 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal The European Astronomical Society (EAS) awards the 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal to Prof....
Sep 01, 2020
The 13th International LISA Symposium September 1-3, 2020 The 13th International LISA Symposium featured a program dedicated to gravitational wave...
Jun 03, 2020
New movie about LISA, the first gravitational wave observatory in space On the occasion of the 236th meeting of the American Astronomical Society the LISA...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort ascending Image Title
Sep 14, 2014
Papers From Boltzmann equations to steady wall velocities
Apr 27, 2014
Papers Environmental Effects for Gravitational-wave Astrophysics
Aug 21, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral research positions at the Laboratory of Space Systems and Optomechanics (LASSO) at Texas A&M University
Aug 27, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral Position in Pulsar Searching and Einstein@Home
Sep 03, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral research position in gravitational physics at the University of Mississippi
Sep 11, 2020
Positions 3-year PhD position at University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
Sep 16, 2020
Positions Call of interest for an ERC-funded postdoc position @ Sapienza University of Rome
Sep 16, 2020
Positions PhD position in Numerical Relativity and Cosmology at AEI Hannover
Sep 18, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jan 29, 2018
Positions NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH/JULY/NOVEMBER 1, 2020
Jul 08, 2020
Positions 3-year PhD position at University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
Sep 18, 2020
Positions ERC-funded postdoctoral position(s) in Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Wave Physics/Data Analysis at SISSA, Trieste, Italy
May 04, 2018
Positions Annual ESO Studentship Programme, Europe and Chile
Aug 07, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral Positions in the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Sep 18, 2020
Positions Postdoctoral fellows at the new NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI)

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