Aug 3 – 10, 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')

Aug 6, 2016, 11:50 AM
Chicago 7

Chicago 7

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


Lisa Barsotti (MIT (US))


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))

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