Welcome to LIGO Livingston
• December 15, 2022
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.
Latest Update on Start of Next Observing Run (O4)
News Release • January 21, 2023
Winner of the 2022 Award for Excellence in Detector Characterization and Calibration Announced
News Release • November 21, 2022
LIGO Exploration Center opens at Hanford, Washington
News Release • June 8, 2022
LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Webinar to Discuss Observational Results
News Release • March 21, 2022
LIGO Laboratory's Statement on the War in Ukraine
News Release • March 14, 2022