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Ripple Effect: Gravitational Waves Begin to Reveal a Hidden Universe

LIGOThe twin LIGO observatories in Hanford, Washington (top) and Livingston, Louisiana (bottom). (Credit: LIGO Scientific Collaboration)What is LIGO? LIGO is a physics experiment designed to measure gravitational waves reaching our…

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

Caltech and MIT, which conceived of LIGO and led the Initial and Advanced LIGO projects. Financial support for the Advanced LIGO project was led by the NSF with…

Advanced LIGO to Begin Operations

Earth to the nearest star—over four light-years—to within the width of a human hair. Advanced LIGO, which will utilize the infrastructure of LIGO, is much more powerful. While earlier LIGO

LIGO and Virgo announce four new gravitational-wave detections

can be found at Papers available on the arXiv and the LIGO DCC (Document Control Center), Read Orignial Article Link MIT News Office 5079 14455…

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

the two LIGO detectors. Based on the observed signals, LIGO scientists estimate that the black holes for this event were about 29 and 36 times the mass of the sun,…

Advanced LIGO set to begin science operations

Advanced LIGO science run will take place with interferometers that can ‘see’ events more than three times further than the initial LIGO detector,” adds David Shoemaker, the MIT Advanced LIGO

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 Virgo

LIGO Laboratories in Livingston, LA and Hanford, WA to be designated Historical Sites for Nobel-winning Gravitational Wave Detection

may receive this message more than once.) Questions for LIGO or the LIGO Scientific Collaboration? Please contact Kimberly Allen/MIT (, Whitney Clavin/Caltech (, and Jason Maderer/GeorgiaTech (….

LIGO detects merging black holes for third time

…member of the LIGO team. A mathematical simulation of the warped space-time near two merging black holes, consistent with LIGO‘s observation of the event dubbed GW170104. The colored bands are

For second time, LIGO detects gravitational waves

…than 3,000 kilometers apart, picked up a very faint signal amid the surrounding noise. While LIGO’s first detection, reported on Feb. 11, produced a clear peak, or “chirp,” in…