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LIGO:the laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory

McClelland, David; Gray, Malcolm; Lam, Ping Koy; McKenzie, Kirk; Mow-Lowry, C; Mullavey, Adam; Rabeling, David; Satterthwaite, Matthew; Scott, Susan M; Slagmolen, Bram; Wette, Karl; LIGO , Scientific Collaboration (700 Scientists); Abbott, B; Ajith, P; Aufmuth, P; Bastarrika, M; Barriga, P; Benacquista, M; Bilenko, I A; Brummit, A; Castaldi, G; Heefner, J; Ivanov, A

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The goal of the Laser Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is to detect and study gravitational waves (GWs) of astrophysical origin. Direct detection of GWs holds the promise of testing general relativity in the strong-field regime, of providing a new probe of exotic objects such as black holes and neutron stars and of uncovering unanticipated new astrophysics. LIGO, a joint Caltech-MIT project supported by the National Science Foundation, operates three multi-kilometer...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/38070
Source: Reports on Progress in Physics
DOI: 10.1088/0034-4885/72/7/076901

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