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Detecting gravitational waves
Author(s): Harald Lueck
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Paper Abstract

Gravitational waves carry information about regions of our universe which are otherwise obscured by interstellar matter or are 'invisible' due to the lack of emitting electro-magnetic radiation. Despite their prediction almost 90 years ago and 4 decades of experimental effort (summarized in this article) gravitational waves still await their direct detection. This article gives an introduction into the field of gravitational wave detection and points to more detailed papers within this proceedings issue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5500, Gravitational Wave and Particle Astrophysics Detectors, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.553785
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Harald Lueck, Max-Planck-Institute fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
Univ. Hannover (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5500:
Gravitational Wave and Particle Astrophysics Detectors
James Hough; Gary H. Sanders, Editor(s)

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