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Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project: overview and status
Author(s): Richard L. Savage
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Paper Abstract

The LIGO Project is a joint effort between the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to build and operate a novel astronomical observatory that directly senses gravitational waves, and in doing so open a new observational window to the universe. Installation of detector components is planned to begin in the spring of 1998 with the first data run at the designed strain sensitivity of h approximately 2 X 10-23 m/(root) Hz scheduled to begin in 2002.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3270, Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection, (15 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308362
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Richard L. Savage, LIGO Hanford Observatory/California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3270:
Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection
Bryan L. Fearey, Editor(s)

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