GEO600

GEO600

GEO600 is a ground-based interferometric gravitational wave detector located near Hannover, Germany. It is designed and operated by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the Leibniz Universität Hannover, along with partners in the United Kingdom, and is funded by the Max Planck Society and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). GEO600 is part of a worldwide network of gravitational wave detectors. Two detectors have been constructed in the USA (LIGO), and one each in Italy (Virgo) and Japan (KAGRA). Scientists from GEO600 and LIGO collaborate within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC). GEO600 scientists together with the Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) built the lasers for Advanced LIGO.

<span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto">GEO600 impression movie about the work of the German and British scientists building and operating the gravitational-wave detector close to Hanover, Germany.</span>

GEO600 Movie (2002)

GEO600 impression movie about the work of the German and British scientists building and operating the gravitational-wave detector close to Hanover, Germany.
<span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto">GEO600 scientists explain the GEO600 gravitational-wave detector, methods for the direct detection of gravitational waves, and the GEO600 collaboration's contributions to Advanced LIGO.</span>

What is GEO600?

GEO600 scientists explain the GEO600 gravitational-wave detector, methods for the direct detection of gravitational waves, and the GEO600 collaboration's contributions to Advanced LIGO.
GEO600 scientists explain the GEO600 gravitational-wave detector, methods for the direct detection of gravitational waves, and the  GEO600 collaboration's contributions to Advanced LIGO.

Detecting Gravitational Waves

GEO600 scientists explain the GEO600 gravitational-wave detector, methods for the direct detection of gravitational waves, and the  GEO600 collaboration's contributions to Advanced LIGO.
<span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto">GEO600 scientists explain the GEO600 gravitational-wave detector, methods for the direct detection of gravitational waves, and the GEO600 collaboration's contributions to Advanced LIGO.</span>

GEO600 Technologies for Advanced LIGO

GEO600 scientists explain the GEO600 gravitational-wave detector, methods for the direct detection of gravitational waves, and the GEO600 collaboration's contributions to Advanced LIGO.
The German-British gravitational wave detector GEO600 near Hannover filmed from the air.

GEO600 from above (clip 1)

The German-British gravitational wave detector GEO600 near Hannover filmed from the air.
The German-British gravitational wave detector GEO600 near Hannover <span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto">filmed from the air</span>.

GEO600 from above (clip 2)

The German-British gravitational wave detector GEO600 near Hannover filmed from the air.
The German-British gravitational wave detector GEO600 near Hannover filmed from the air.

GEO600 from above (clip 3)

The German-British gravitational wave detector GEO600 near Hannover filmed from the air.
The German-British gravitational wave detector GEO600 near Hannover filmed from the air.

GEO600 from above (clip 4)

The German-British gravitational wave detector GEO600 near Hannover filmed from the air.
The German-British gravitational wave detector GEO600 near Hannover filmed from the air.

GEO600 from above (clip 5)

The German-British gravitational wave detector GEO600 near Hannover filmed from the air.
The German-British gravitational wave detector GEO600 near Hannover filmed from the air.

GEO600 from above (clip 6)

The German-British gravitational wave detector GEO600 near Hannover filmed from the air.

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The gravitational-wave observatory GEO600 is located in Ruthe near Sarstedt, 20 kilometers south of Hannover. It is a laser interferometer with 600 meter long arms used by AEI scientists to search for the tiny space-time ripples predicted by Albert Einstein.

Panoramic view of the gravitational-wave detector GEO600 south of Hanover.

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