Welcome to LIGO Livingston
• November 2, 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.
Science Saturday @LIGO Livingston, Feb. 18th.
News Release • February 17, 2017
On Science Saturday's LIGO, Livingston opens its doors to the public, and engages the public with meaningful science activities. Tours of the site are given throughout the day. On February 18th we celebrate Valentines with Lobby activities on attraction (magnetic, gravitational and electric).
New movie on LIGO's Mirror suspensions
News Release • February 16, 2017
New LIGO movie premieres
News Release • February 7, 2017
National Academy of Sciences Honors LIGO Researchers
News Release • January 26, 2017
Science Saturday @LIGO Livingston, January 21st
News Release • January 12, 2017
Spin in to Science on Nov. 19th
News Release • November 16, 2016