LIGO gravitational-wave detectors

LIGO gravitational-wave detectors

The AEI closely collaborates with the LIGO interferometric gravitational-wave detectors in the USA.

The LIGO detectors in Livingston, LA, and Hanford, WA, are currently the most sensitive gravitational wave detectors in the world.

Data are shared between the LIGO detectors and GEO600, which is jointly operated by our Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy Division (in Hannover) and the University of Glasgow.

The methods developed and impleted by our division "Observational Relavity and Cosmology" play a major role in the analysis of LIGO data.

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