TITLE

The Search for Gravitational Waves with Ligo: Status and Plans

AUTHOR(S)
Shawhan, Peter S.
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
International Journal of Modern Physics A: Particles & Fields; G;9/10/2001 Supplement C, Vol. 16, p1028
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Laser Intefferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project has been designed to detect gravitational waves directly using large interferometers at two widely separated sites. Construction of the observatory facilities is now complete, and commissioning of the interferometers is well underway. Following a series of engineering runs, science running is scheduled to begin in 2002. A parallel effort is underway to develop improved detector designs to achieve dramatically greater sensitivity in the future.
ACCESSION #
7144383

 

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