News articles tagged with "LIGO"

05/19/2015 14:51:00
Kathy Svitil
The Advanced LIGO Project, a major upgrade that will increase the sensitivity of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories instruments by a factor of 10 and provide a 1,000-fold increase in the number of astrophysical candidates for gravitational wave signals, was officially dedicated today in a ceremony held at the LIGO Hanford facility in Richland, Washington.
01/02/2008 08:00:00
Kathy Svitil
An analysis by the international LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) Scientific Collaboration has excluded one previously leading explanation for the origin of an intense gamma-ray burst that occurred last winter. Gamma-ray bursts are among the most violent and energetic events in the universe, and scientists have only recently begun to understand their origins.
02/27/2007 08:00:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges
In a region where devastation and disaster reigned, rebuilding becomes of paramount importance. In these circumstances, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New Orleans Design Awards take on special significance.
02/13/2007 08:00:00
Robert Tindol

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Virgo interferometric gravitational-wave detector of the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) near Pisa, Italy, have agreed to join in a collaborative search for gravitational waves from sources in and far beyond our galaxy. The collaboration will link the three LIGO detectors, which are in the United States, and LIGO's partner, GEO600 in Germany, with the Virgo detector to increase the likelihood of detecting the elusive phenomenon first predicted over 90 years ago by Albert Einstein in his general theory of relativity, and pinpointing the source of the signals.

03/28/2006 08:00:00
Robert Tindol
Jay Marx, an experimental particle physicist who in recent decades has been involved in several of the highest-profile physics projects in the country, has been named executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). His appointment has been approved by the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the two academic institutions in charge of the project, and the National Science Foundation, which provides funding.
02/21/2006 08:00:00
Robert Tindol

The quest to detect and study gravitational waves with the NSF-funded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is now in the fourth month of its first sustained science run since achieving its promised design sensitivity, project personnel announced at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

04/07/2003 07:00:00
Armed with one of the most advanced scientific instruments of all time, physicists are now watching the universe intently for the first evidence of gr
02/26/2003 08:00:00
Marcus Woo
Watson Lecture by Barry Barish on LIGO.
10/20/2000 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

HANFORD, Wash.—Scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) announced today that they established "first lock" at

11/08/1999 08:00:00
Robert Tindol

Media Advisory—Not for Publication The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) will be inaugurated Friday, November 12, at the Livingston, Louisiana, LIGO site to celebrate the completion of construction.

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