LIGO's 2nd Observation Run Finishes
News Release • August 25, 2017
A very exciting LIGO-Virgo Second Observing run is drawing to a close August 25.
New Video: The New Age of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
News Release • August 11, 2017
The Advanced LIGO Documentary project released the 2nd video in an 8 part series looking at LIGO's historic discovery of gravitational waves, and the birth of the new age of gravitational wave astronomy.
VIRGO Joins LIGO
News Release • August 1, 2017
VIRGO joins LIGO, as a third gravitational wave detector enabling the detectors to better localize where gravitational waves emanate from.
LIGO Awarded Berkeley Prize from American Astronomical Society
News Release • July 27, 2017
LIGO's Dennis Coyne, Peter Fritschel and David Shoemaker were awarded the Lancelot M. Berkeley New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy in recognition of their "groundbreaking" work with LIGO. This award comes from the American Astronomical Society whose mission is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe.
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.
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 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.
News Release • June 15, 2016
GRAVITATIONAL WAVES DETECTED FROM SECOND PAIR OF COLLIDING BLACK HOLES.
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.
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.
LIGO India MOU signed
News Release • March 31, 2016
The National Science Foundation's director, France A. Córdova has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with officials in India to officially mark the go-ahead for constructing a third LIGO advanced gravitational wave detector in India.
LIGO Members Testify Before US Congress on Gravitational Wave Discovery
News Release • February 18, 2016
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has asked LIGO Scientific Collaboration members to testify on the discovery of gravitational waves, its meaning for science and society, and what the future may hold.
India Approves Construction of Third LIGO Observatory!
News Release • February 17, 2016
In the wake of LIGO's detection of gravitational waves, the Indian government has approved the construction of the long-awaited third LIGO interferometer. LIGO Laboratory Executive Director, David Reitze expressed his excitement.
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.
Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run Comes to an End
News Release • January 12, 2016
The Advanced LIGO detectors completed their first ever official observing run on January 12, 2016, after a 5-year instrument upgrade.