The LIGO interferometers are operating as gravitational wave observatories, with a noise level near an order of magnitude of the goal and the first scientific data recently taken. This data has been analyzed for four different categories of gravitational wave sources; millisecond bursts, inspiralling binary neutron stars, periodic waves from a known pulsar, and stochastic background. Research and development is also underway for the next generation LIGO detector, Advanced LIGO.
|Title of host publication
|The Tenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting
|Subtitle of host publication
|On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories
|World Scientific Publishing Co.
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Jan 2006
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