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For Scientists

This page contains information and resources for professional researchers interested in LIGO science. Click on a topic below to learn more.

  • Use LIGO Data  The LIGO Open Science Center (LOSC) provides public access to released LIGO data. The site includes tools and tutorials for analyzing LIGO data.
  • LIGO's Impact on Science  LIGO’s impact will extend far beyond physics, astrophysics, and astronomy.
  • LIGO R&D  Ways in which LIGO scientists and engineers continually work on improving the observatory's capabilities.
  • Detection Papers Publications related to LIGO detections
  • Collaborate  Find out more about the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, of which LIGO is the largest member.
  • All Publications  Find published scientific articles from LIGO researchers.
  • Observatory Status  Status updates on the installation and commissioning of the LIGO detectors.