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Dec 3 2018 |
On Saturday, December 1, scientists attending the Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop in College Park, Maryland, presented new results from the National Science Foundation's LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and the European-based VIRGO gravitational-wave...
Nov 15 2017 |
Scientists searching for gravitational waves have confirmed yet another detection from their fruitful observing run earlier this year. Dubbed GW170608, the latest discovery was produced by the merger of two relatively light black holes, 7 and 12 times the mass of the sun, at a distance of about a...
Nov 9 2017 | Stanford News
Stanford researchers are leading a national effort to improve the next generation of gravitational wave detectors by creating new and better coatings for LIGO’s mirrors.
Oct 16 2017
Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light. Link to papers: Discovery Paper,  Multi-messenger Astronomy Paper    Link to Stanford News article: "Stanford experts on LIGO’s binary neutron star milestone"
Oct 16 2017 | Stanford News
The Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors have announced their first observation of a binary neutron star coalescence. Read the Stanford perspective.
Oct 3 2017
3 Oct 2017 -- The Stanford LIGO team congratulates Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne on winning the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics; and to all those in the LIGO Scientific Collboration on this award marking the discovery of Graivtational Waves. Weiss and Thorne are two of the founders of the...
Aug 25 2017 | LSC News
25 August 2017 -- The Virgo and LIGO Scientific Collaborations have been observing since November 30, 2016 in the second Advanced Detector Observing Run ‘O2’ , searching for gravitational-wave signals, first with the two LIGO detectors, then with both LIGO and Virgo instruments operating together...
Jun 1 2017
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened. As was the case with the first two detections, the waves were generated when two black...
Jun 1 2017 | symmetry magazine
The third detection of gravitational waves from merging black holes provides a new test of the theory of general relativity.
Oct 28 2016 | Stanford Magazine
How researchers detected gravitational waves.
Jul 26 2016 | New Scientist
Detecting gravitational waves is just the start, says Robert Byer: the next stops are giant space telescopes, satellite launchers and nuclear fusion power.
Jul 19 2016 | SLAC News Feature
The Goal is to Develop High-tech Coatings that Make Detector’s Mirrors Less ‘Noisy’
Jun 15 2016
The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in the data from Advanced LIGO detectors
Jun 15 2016 | Stanford News
An instrument built in part by Stanford researchers detected gravitational waves for a second time. The observation proves the system works and improves our understanding of the universe.