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LIGO: The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory

Abramovici, Alex and Althouse, William E. and Drever, Ronald W. P. and Gürsel, Yekta and Kawamura, Seiji and Raab, Frederick J. and Shoemaker, David and Sievers, Lisa and Spero, Robert E. and Thorne, Kip S. and Vogt, Rochus E. and Weiss, Rainer and Whitcomb, Stanley E. and Zucker, Michael E. (1992) LIGO: The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. Science, 256 (5055). pp. 325-333. ISSN 0036-8075. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140110-115839088

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Abstract

The goal of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Project is to detect and study astrophysical gravitational waves and use data from them for research in physics and astronomy. LIGO will support studies concerning the nature and nonlinear dynamics of gravity, the structures of black holes, and the equation of state of nuclear matter. It will also measure the masses, birth rates, collisions, and distributions of black holes and neutron stars in the universe and probe the cores of supernovae and the very early universe. The technology for LIGO has been developed during the past 20 years. Construction will begin in 1992, and under the present schedule, LIGO's gravitational-wave searches will begin in 1998.


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Zucker, Michael E.0000-0002-2544-1596
Additional Information:© 1992 American Association for the Advancement of Science. This work was supported in part by NSF grant PHY-8803557.
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Official Citation:LIGO: The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory Alex Abramovici, William E. Althouse, Ronald W. P. Drever, Yekta Gürsel, Seiji Kawamura, Frederick J. Raab, David Shoemaker, Lisa Sievers, Robert E. Spero, Kip S. Thorne, Rochus E. Vogt, Rainer Weiss, Stanley E. Whitcomb, and Michael E. Zucker Science 17 April 1992: 256 (5055), 325-333. [DOI:10.1126/science.256.5055.325]
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