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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
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....
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...
Nov 28, 2019
ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget ESA’s Council at Ministerial Level, Space19+, has concluded in Seville, Spain, with the...
Sep 12, 2019
2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize for Samaya Nissanke The LISA Consortium congratulates science team member Dr. Samaya Nissanke, assistant...
Jul 26, 2019
Dead Stars Found Whipping Around Each Other in Minutes Two dead stars have been spotted whipping around each other every seven minutes. The rare...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Dec 05, 2022
Conferences Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) 2022, December 5-9, Melbourne
Dec 01, 2022
Positions Six GW-Learn postdoctoral fellowships in gravitational-wave astrophysics, data analysis, fundamental physics, and cosmology in Geneva and/or Zurich
Nov 29, 2022
Positions Two EMIT Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nashville, TN
Nov 29, 2022
Positions Balzan PhD position in “Historical and philosophical aspects of solving the two-body problem in General Relativity”
Nov 29, 2022
Positions Senior Post Doctoral Researcher in Computational Astrophysics, Maynooth University
Nov 25, 2022
Positions Faculty Position in Astrophysics at the Johns Hopkins University
Nov 22, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral position at Louisiana State University
Nov 22, 2022
Positions Scientific Computing position at Louisiana State University
Nov 22, 2022
Positions Assistant Professorships and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Theoretical and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at NBIA, Copenhagen
Nov 22, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral researcher position in GW astrophysics and gravitational lensing at CUHK, Hong Kong
Nov 21, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral and senior scientific positions in gravitational-wave physics at AEI Hannover
Nov 17, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Fellowship Nevada Center for Astrophysics
Nov 17, 2022
Positions Postdoc positions at IFPU Trieste, Italy
Nov 17, 2022
Positions Two Simons-FAPESP Research Professor Positions at ICTP-SAIFR
Nov 17, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral positions at ICTP-SAIFR