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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
Jul 08, 2019
Discovering exoplanets with gravitational waves In a recent paper in Nature Astronomy, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for...
May 23, 2019
ESA: A unique experiment to explore black holes What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of...
Apr 18, 2019
Public talk / live stream: The Gravitational Wave Astronomical Revolution - Dr. David Reitze As part of the 4th LISA Consortium Meeting, Dr. David Reitze will give a public talk on...
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...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Nov 15, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Positions in Multi-Messenger at Vanderbilt University
Nov 11, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral position on gravitational wave cosmology at Swansea University
Nov 11, 2022
Positions Science Program Evaluator and Educator in Livingston
Nov 11, 2022
Positions Physical Science Educator in Livingston
Nov 11, 2022
Positions Mechanical Engineer position with LIGO Lab at MIT or at Caltech Campus
Nov 11, 2022
Positions Gravitational-Wave Experimental Physicist in Pasadena
Nov 09, 2022
Positions EoI for postdoc positions in gravity theory and phenomenology at Sapienza University of Rome
Nov 08, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Gravitational Wave Cosmology at QMUL
Nov 03, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral position at Vanderbilt University, Physics & Astronomy
Nov 03, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral position in Gravitation and Cosmology Basque University Bilbao
Nov 01, 2022
Positions Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravitational Physics University of Texas at Austin
Oct 28, 2022
Positions PhD positions in “Gravity & Matter at the Extreme” at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
Oct 27, 2022
Positions Two Postdoctoral Fellows in Computational Astrophysics/Numerical Relativity at University of Idaho
Oct 25, 2022
Positions Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellows Program at the University of Virginia
Oct 14, 2022
Positions Tenure Track Assistant Professor – Experimental Gravitational Wave Physics at University of Florida