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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 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
Feb 28, 2019
A high-precision test bench for LISA technology AEI researchers develop novel precise laboratory setup to verify technology for LISA, the...
Sep 14, 2018
Another milestone for LISA: Further investigations confirm LISA Pathfinder's success Latest investigations confirmed that LISA Pathfinder has demonstrated the feasibility of...
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...
Mar 26, 2018
Building the Mission: LISA Consortium Reboot We are now ready to reboot the Consortium and ask you to apply.
Feb 05, 2018
LISA Pathfinder – the quietest place in space New LISA Pathfinder results exceed requirements for future gravitational-wave observatory...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Nov 08, 2019
Positions Post Doctoral Positions in Quantum optics and precision sensing at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia
Nov 08, 2019
Positions Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Experimental GW Physics at Syracuse University
Nov 07, 2019
Positions three postdoctoral positions at The Center for Relativistic Astrophysics CRA
Nov 06, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral research positions at Johns Hopkins University
Nov 01, 2019
Positions Assistant professor in Cosmology, focus areas: gravitation and astroparticle physics, Tenure Track
Oct 30, 2019
Positions Two postdoc postiions in the context of the ANR funded project: “Opening new windows on the early universe with multi-messenger astronomy”
Oct 30, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral position at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia
Oct 25, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Theoretical High-Energy Multimessenger Astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam
Oct 25, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Positions in the CGCA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Oct 25, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Cosmology/Astrophysics at UT Austin
Oct 23, 2019
Positions Four-year Postdoctoral Position in GW Theory and Astrophysics at AEI and CIERA
Oct 18, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral Position at CMI, Chennai, India
Oct 18, 2019
Positions Simons-FAPESP ICTP-SAIFR Research Professor Position
Oct 11, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral research position in gravitational wave theory at Nikhef
Oct 11, 2019
Positions Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia