The ligo gravitational wave observatories: Recent results and future plans

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration

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Abstract

The LIGO interferometers are operating as gravitational wave observatories, with a noise level near an order of magnitude of the goal and the first scientific data recently taken. This data has been analyzed for four different categories of gravitational wave sources; millisecond bursts, inspiralling binary neutron stars, periodic waves from a known pulsar, and stochastic background. Research and development is also underway for the next generation LIGO detector, Advanced LIGO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Tenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationOn Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Pages308-336
Number of pages29
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9789812704030
ISBN (Print)9789812566676
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (2006). The ligo gravitational wave observatories: Recent results and future plans. In The Tenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting: On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories (Vol. 1, pp. 308-336). World Scientific Publishing Co.. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812704030_0023