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LIGO - A Gravitational Wave Observatory

Heptonstall, Alastair (2016) LIGO - A Gravitational Wave Observatory. In: 2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, Art. No. STh4P.4. ISBN 978-1-943580-11-8.

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On September 14th 2015 the LIGO gravitational wave observatories detected a coincident signal from the merger of two massive black holes 1.3 billion years ago. We explore the work needed to build these interferometers, look at the history behind the discovery, and discuss the future for the new field of gravitational wave astronomy.

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Additional Information:© 2016 Optical Society of America.
Classification Code:OCIS codes: Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology: 120.0120; General: 000.1780 Conferences, lectures, and institutes
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Official Citation:A. Heptonstall, "LIGO - A Gravitational Wave Observatory," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (2016) (Optical Society of America, 2016), paper STh4P.4.
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