LIGO is a research facility designed to listen for gravitational waves from the depths of space with the aid of a laser interferometer. Visit the links below to learn more about gravitational waves and LIGO’s remarkable engineering, which makes the search for gravitational waves possible.
- Gravitational Waves Learn more about what we're looking for.
- LIGO - A Gravitational-Wave Interferometer Learn about interferometers, how LIGO actually works, and about the technology that makes the search for gravitational waves possible.
- Observatories and Collaborations Learn about the other observatories and institutions around the world that collaborate with LIGO scientists.
- Look Deeper Want to know even more? Here's a deeper dive into LIGO's science and engineering.