3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
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The Advanced LIGO detectors at the beginning of the new gravitational wave era (30' + 5')

6 Aug 2016, 11:50
35m
Chicago 7 ()

Chicago 7

Oral Presentation Astro-particle Physics and Cosmology Astro-particle Physics and Cosmology

Speaker

Lisa Barsotti (MIT (US))

Description

The two advanced detectors of the Laser Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) recently reported the first direct detection of gravitational waves, opening a new era for astronomy and astrophysics. Even if not yet operating at full sensitivity, Advanced LIGO has already largely surpassed the space-time volume surveyed by previous observations. This talk describes the Advanced LIGO detectors, their current sensitivity performance, and future prospects.

Primary author

Lisa Barsotti (MIT (US))

Presentation Materials

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