The status of LIGO

Coles, Mark W.
June 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 523 Issue 1, p101
Academic Journal
Construction activities at the LIGO Observatories near Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana are complete. Installation of detector components and initial commissioning of detector sub-systems is now under way. The scope of the overall project is reviewed. The current status of the commissioning effort and future plans are outlined. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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