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Type: Journal article
Title: LIGO: the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
Author: Abbott, B.
Abbott, R.
Adhikari, R.
Ajith, P.
Allen, B.
Allen, G.
Amin, R.
Anderson, S.
Anderson, W.
Arain, M.
Araya, M.
Armandula, H.
Armor, P.
Aso, Y.
Aston, S.
Aufmuth, P.
Aulbert, C.
Babak, S.
Baker, P.
Ballmer, S.
et al.
Citation: Reports on Progress in Physics, 2009; 72(7):076901-1-076901-25
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 0034-4885
1361-6633
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Responsibility: 
B. Abbott... D. J. Hosken... J. Munch... D. J. Ottaway... P. J. Veitch...et al.
Abstract: The goal of the Laser Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is to detect and study gravitational waves (GWs) of astrophysical origin. Direct detection of GWs holds the promise of testing general relativity in the strong-field regime, of providing a new probe of exotic objects such as black holes and neutron stars and of uncovering unanticipated new astrophysics. LIGO, a joint Caltech–MIT project supported by the National Science Foundation, operates three multi-kilometer interferometers at two widely separated sites in the United States. These detectors are the result of decades of worldwide technology development, design, construction and commissioning. They are now operating at their design sensitivity, and are sensitive to gravitational wave strains smaller than one part in 10²¹. With this unprecedented sensitivity, the data are being analyzed to detect or place limits on GWs from a variety of potential astrophysical sources.
Rights: © 2004 IOP Publishing
RMID: 0020091047
DOI: 10.1088/0034-4885/72/7/076901
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