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Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

The following is adapted from a press release issued today by MIT and Caltech, which jointly operate the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) with funding from the National…

Q&A: Rainer Weiss on LIGO’s origins. MIT physicist developed the concept for LIGO as a teaching exercise.

Scientists from MIT and Caltech, along with others around the world, have made the first direct detection of gravitational waves reaching the Earth, using an instrument known…

LIGO and Virgo announce four new gravitational-wave detections

The following news article is adapted from a press release issued by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Laboratory, in partnership with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC)…

Testimony: LIGO has “cracked open” a new window to the universe

LIGO’s recent detection of gravitational waves marks the beginning of a new era for astrophysics, and further insights into black holes, neutron stars, supernovae, and other phenomena…

Anna Frebel receives NSF CAREER Award

MIT Assistant Professor of Physics Anna Frebel has been named a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award for her proposal, “The origin of the metal-poor halo of the…

Gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger observed by LIGO and Virgo

The following news article is adapted from a press release issued by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Laboratory, in partnership with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and…

MIT's Jacqueline Hewitt and HERA team given $5.8M boost to detect cosmic dawn

This week, the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) telescope project team was awarded a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to MIT to…

Advanced LIGO set to begin science operations

The Advanced LIGO Project, a major upgrade of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), is completing its final preparations before the initiation of scientific observations, scheduled to begin…

LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space-time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This…

MIT researchers discuss the new “multi-messenger” era of astrophysics research

On Monday, Oct. 16, scientists from the National Science Foundation (NSF), representatives from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, and other researchers from ground-based and space-based…