Welcome to LIGO Livingston
• June 15, 2017
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.
LIGO Awarded Berkeley Prize from American Astronomical Society
News Release • July 27, 2017
LIGO's Dennis Coyne, Peter Fritschel and David Shoemaker were awarded the Lancelot M. Berkeley New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy in recognition of their "groundbreaking" work with LIGO. This award comes from the American Astronomical Society whose mission is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe.
Science Saturday @LIGO Livingston, July 15th
News Release • June 22, 2017
Science Saturday @LIGO Livingston, June 17th
News Release • June 16, 2017
Update from LHO on Hanford DOE Alert
News Release • May 10, 2017
Science Saturday @LIGO Livingston, May 20th
News Release • May 8, 2017
LIGO Scientific Collaboration Elects David Shoemaker as Spokesperson
News Release • March 30, 2017