August 23, 2021 to October 7, 2021
Venue: OAC conference center, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece. Participation is possible also via internet.
Europe/Athens timezone

Status, Upgrades and Prospects for the advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors

Aug 26, 2021, 8:30 AM
Room 1

Room 1


Lee McCuller (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


The LIGO and Virgo observatories are delivering an unprecedented view of the populations and properties of black holes and neutron stars by observing the universe through gravitational waves. Measuring gravitational waves requires incredible physics to detect incredible astrophysics. This talk will detail the characteristics of LIGO's long baseline optical interferometers, the upgrades planned to improve them, and the commissioning efforts to improve their data quality.


Lee McCuller, research scientist, MIT, USA,

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Name of experiment and experimental site LIGO at Livingston Louisiana and Hanford Washington, USA
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