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Welcome to the home page of the 4TH International LISA Symposium.

    The Fourth International LISA Symposium will be held 19-24 July 2002 at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania. LISA - or Laser Interferometer Space Antenna - is a joint European Space Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration project to place a high sensitivity gravitational wave detector in space. Like its predecessors, this Symposium will bring together world experts in space technology and gravitational waves and their detection to discuss LISA's current status and future prospects. Discussed at the workshop will be the astrophysics of the sources that drive the LISA science mission, including black hole coalescence and binary system evolution, LISA technology, including the forthcoming SMART-II and ST-7 technology demonstration missions, and LISA data analysis issues. A special effort will be made in this Symposium to place LISA in the broader context of gravitational wave astronomy in the 2012 timeframe.

LISA Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Nils Andersson, Southampton University
  • John Armstrong, NASA, Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Barry Barish, California Institute of Technology
  • Pete Bender, University of Colorado
  • Sasha Buchman, Stanford University
  • Massimo Cerdonio, University of Padova
  • Curt Cutler, Albert Einstein Institute
  • Karsten Danzmann, Hannover University
  • Eric Feigelson, Penn State University
  • Lee Samuel Finn (Chair), Penn State University
  • Bill Folkner, NASA, Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Jim Hough, University of Glasgow
  • Vicky Kalogera, Northwestern University
  • David McClelland, Australian National University


  • Tom Prince, California Institute of Technology
  • Martin Rees, Cambridge University
  • Doug Richstone, University of Michigan
  • Bernard Schutz, Albert Einstein Institute
  • David Shoemaker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Steinn Sigurdsson, Penn State University
  • Robin Stebbins, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Kip Thorne, California Institute of Technology
  • Kimio Tsubono, University of Tokyo
  • Alberto Vecchio, University of Birmingham
  • Stefano Vitale, Universita degli Studi de Trento
  • Harry Ward, University of Glasgow

Sponsors of the 4th LISA Symposium:

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Center for Gravitational Wave Physics


European Space Agency


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Gravitational Wave International Committee


National Science Foundation


The Pennsylvania State University
(Host Institution)