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.
LIGO Featured in BBC World Service Radio Documentary
News Release • September 21, 2015
The BBC World Service has produced a documentary featuring LIGO and its new quest to detect gravitational waves.
The Newest Search for Gravitational Waves has Begun
News Release • September 18, 2015
On September 18, 2015, after a 7-year redesign and rebuild, the twin LIGO 'advanced' interferometers officially began their search for gravitational waves.
The Countdown to First Observations has Begun
News Release • July 31, 2015
LIGO will get a running start on its first Observation Run 'O1' with an Engineering Run, 'ER7', beginning on Monday, August 17th, 2015.
Finding Einstein: Dedicating the Advanced LIGO Detectors
News Release • May 19, 2015
The Advanced LIGO Project, a major upgrade that will increase the sensitivity of the LIGO instruments by a factor of 10 and provide a 1,000-fold increase in the number of astrophysical candidates for gravitational wave signals, was officially dedicated in a ceremony held at the LIGO Hanford facility in Richland, Washington.