Physics of the Cosmos
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7 March 2024

US Participation in the LISA Science Team (LST) for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) ESA-Led Mission

Dear Colleague,

NASA is soliciting self-nominations from interested individuals to participate as members of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Science Team (LST).

LISA is an ESA-led mission with NASA as a partner. NASA is contributing flight-hardware systems, a science ground segment to produce scientific data products and facilitate scientific interpretation, and systems engineering and science support. LISA was Adopted by ESA’s Science Programme Committee on 25 January 2024, beginning the start of the implementation phase of the mission.

The role of the LISA Science Team is to provide scientific stewardship during the development and operations of the LISA mission.

Self-nominations to be considered for participation as a member of the LST are due to NASA no later than April 16, 2024, 11:59PM (EST). These self-nominations must consist of a cover letter, a resume, and an up-to-date Current and Pending Support declaration. Cover letter and resume shall be up to two pages each and must follow the guidelines in Section IV(b)ii of the ROSES-2024 Summary of Solicitation.

For details see the Dear Colleagues Letter. For additional questions please contact

Mark Clampin
Director, Astrophysics Division

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