Welcome to LIGO Livingston
• October 9, 2020
LIGO Livingston is located in Livingston Louisiana, in a vast, humid, loblolly pine forest. Home to one of LIGO's two gravitational wave detectors, our facility operates in tandem with LIGO Hanford to listen for the faint whispers of gravitational waves from the most energetic events in the universe. LIGO Livingston is also home to LIGO's Science Education Center, which hosts schools, teacher workshops, tours and monthly Science Saturdays - where the public is invited to explore the science and engineering that underpin our quest to study the universe via gravitational waves.
LIGO-Virgo Finds Mystery Object in "Mass Gap"
News Release • June 23, 2020
LIGO and Virgo report the observation of a merger involving a black hole of 23 solar masses and a compact object of 2.6 solar masses, detected during LIGO’s and Virgo’s 3rd observing run on August 14, 2019. The merger resulted in a final black hole of about 25 solar masses, located about 800 million light-years from Earth.
O3a Bulk Strain Data Release
News Release • April 17, 2021
LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Webinar to Discuss New Results on the Gravitational-wave Background
News Release • February 2, 2021
LIGO and Virgo to Receive IEEE Milestone Plaques
News Release • January 22, 2021
Science Saturdays cancelled
News Release • January 7, 2021
Winner of the 2020 Award for Excellence in Detector Characterization and Calibration Announced
News Release • November 23, 2020