LIGO Catches its Third Gravitational Wave!
News Release • June 1, 2017
LIGO detects a third gravitational wave emanating from coalescing black holes.
LIGO Scientific Collaboration Elects David Shoemaker as Spokesperson
News Release • March 30, 2017
David Shoemaker, MIT senior research scientist, was elected spokesperson of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. Shoemaker was the leader of the Advanced LIGO project. He succeeds outgoing spokesperson Gabriela González. - See more at: http://ligo.org/news/index.php#shoemakerLSC
LIGO Mourns the Passing of one of its Founders
News Release • March 9, 2017
LIGO Mourns the Passing of one of its Co-Founders, Prof Ronald Drever
New movie on LIGO's Mirror suspensions
News Release • February 16, 2017
The Advanced LIGO Documentary project released an 8 minute video looking at the suspension system that holds up LIGO's Mirrors.
New LIGO movie premieres
News Release • February 7, 2017
A new movie about LIGO was just released and is premiering on the newscientist web page at: https://www.newscientist.com/round-up/ligodetection/.
National Academy of Sciences Honors LIGO Researchers
News Release • January 26, 2017
National Academy of Sciences' Henry Draper Medal and the 2017 Award for Scientific Discovery awarded to members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration
LIGO Resumes Search for Gravitational Waves
News Release • November 30, 2016
After a series of upgrades, LIGO has turned back on and resumed its search for ripples in the fabric of space and time.
Spin in to Science on Nov. 19th
News Release • November 16, 2016
On Nov. 19th LIGO's Science Education Center in Livingston, LA will open its doors for its monthly Science Saturday - when visitors can tour the site, experience the exhibit hall and experiment with Spinning objects in the Lobby. LIGO will be open from 1 PM - 5 PM with tours taking place every 20-30 minutes.
LIGO Launches "Gravity Spy" Citizen Science Program
News Release • October 18, 2016
LIGO's newest Citizen Science Program, Gravity Spy, will enable anyone around the world to help LIGO scientists and LIGO computers become better and faster at finding the telltale traces of gravitational waves.
LIGO Celebrates First Anniversary of Historic Gravitational Wave Detection!
Feature Story • September 14, 2016
Today, LIGO celebrates and reflects on the first ever detection of gravitational waves, made on September 14, 2015.
LIGO Pioneers Receive Kavli Prize in Norway
News Release • September 9, 2016
LIGO's Kavli Prize winners received their awards this week in Oslo, Norway
aLIGO Engineering Team Receives Prestigious Optical Society Award
News Release • September 7, 2016
LIGO is pleased to announce that The Optical Society (OSA) has selected the Advanced LIGO Engineering Team as the 2016 recipient of the Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award.
Explore LIGO's Good Vibrations at Science Saturday, Sept. 17th
News Release • September 2, 2016
On Sept. 17th LIGO's Science Education Center in Livingston, LA will open its doors for its monthly Science Saturday - where visitors can tour the site, experience the exhibit hall and experiment with vibrations & waves in the lobby. LIGO will be open from 1 PM - 5 PM with tours taking place every 30 minutes.
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
July 16th from 1 PM - 5 PM LIGO Livingston's Science Education Center Swings into Science Saturday! Take tours, explore the exhibit hall and have a fun educational time exploring pendulums and things that swing. Free.
LIGO Does It Again: A Second Robust Binary Black Hole Coalescence Observed
News Release • June 15, 2016
On December 26, 2015, LIGO's detectors caught a second robust signal from two black holes in their final orbits and then their coalescence into a single black hole.
News Release • June 15, 2016
GRAVITATIONAL WAVES DETECTED FROM SECOND PAIR OF COLLIDING BLACK HOLES.
LIGO's Colorful Science Saturday, June 18th
News Release • June 8, 2016
June 18th from 1 PM - 5 PM LIGO Livingston's Science Education Center presents a Science Saturday on Colorful Science! Take tours, explore the exhibit hall and interact with lobby activities - all free of charge.
Congratulations LISA Pathfinder!
News Release • June 7, 2016
The LIGO team congratulates LISA Pathfinder on their results published in Physical Review Letters. LISA Pathfinder is testing the key technologies that will go into a space-based gravitational wave detector. Such detectors will complement ground-based gravitational wave detectors such as LIGO.
May's "Science Sounds" Science Saturday
News Release • May 20, 2016
May 21st from 1 PM - 5 PM LIGO Livingston's Science Education Center presents a Science Saturday on Science Sounds! Take tours, explore the exhibit hall and interact with lobby activities - all free of charge.
UNO presentation: Hearing Black Holes Collide in LA
News Release • April 20, 2016
On April 21st, join Dr. Joseph Giaime, LIGO Livingston Observatory Head, as he presents: HEARING BLACK HOLES COLLIDE IN LOUISIANA at the University of New Orleans. This talk is free and open to the public. For more information visit: http://physics.uno.edu/einstein2016.htm
April's Pressing Science Saturday
News Release • April 12, 2016
April 16th from 1 PM - 5 PM LIGO Livingston's Science Education Center hosts its monthly Science Saturday where the public is invited to take tours, explore the exhibit hall and interact with lobby demonstrations about pressure! All activities are free.