Use LIGO Data

The LIGO Open Science Center

The LIGO Open Science Center (LOSC) fulfills LIGO's commitment to release, archive, and serve LIGO data to the broader scientific community and to the public, and to provide the information and tools necessary to understand and use the data. This resource is also a useful tool for teaching gravitational-wave data analysis to students around the world. The LOSC site includes detailed metadata, tutorials, tools, and software to help public users perform effective analyses.

The LIGO Laboratory's Data Management Plan describes the scope and timing of LIGO data releases.

GW170817 data release

GW170814 data release

GW170104 data release

GW151226 data release

GW150914 data release

Caltech LIGO Astrophysics Group

The group's goal is to detect gravitational-wave signals from distant astrophysical sources with Advanced LIGO and its sister observatories, and study the properties of the waves (testing General Relativity) and of their astrophysical sources (neutron stars, black holes, core-collapse supernovae, the Big Bang). Visit the group's website.