Welcome to LIGO Livingston
• July 13, 2016
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 Detects Gravitational Waves
Detection Portal • February 11, 2016
On September 14, 2015 at 5:51 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (09:51 UTC), the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, USA both measured ripples in the fabric of spacetime – gravitational waves – arriving at the Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. The new Advanced LIGO detectors had just been brought into operation for their first observing run when the very clear and strong signal was captured.
Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein's Prediction
News Release • February 11, 2016
For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.
News Release • August 18, 2016
LIGO Livingston has decided to CANCEL its monthly Science Saturday in August due to the historic flooding in the region. While the LIGO facility is in good shape, cancelling will allow the staff to concentrate on the larger local cleanup efforts.
Swing into Science Saturday, July 16th
News Release • July 13, 2016
LIGO's Colorful Science Saturday, June 18th
News Release • June 8, 2016
Congratulations LISA Pathfinder!
News Release • June 7, 2016
LIGO Founders Receive Two Major Scientific Awards
News Release • May 4, 2016
LIGO Mourns the Loss of Vladimir Braginsky
Feature Story • April 25, 2016