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, January 21st
News Release • January 12, 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 January 21st we celebrate a Colorful New Year with new exhibits on color and vision and Lobby activities to complement these exhibits.
LIGO Resumes Search for Gravitational Waves
News Release • November 30, 2016
Spin in to Science on Nov. 19th
News Release • November 16, 2016
LIGO Launches "Gravity Spy" Citizen Science Program
News Release • October 18, 2016
LIGO Celebrates First Anniversary of Historic Gravitational Wave Detection!
Feature Story • September 14, 2016
Explore LIGO's Good Vibrations at Science Saturday, Sept. 17th
News Release • September 2, 2016