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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. LIGO, which stands for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, is a large-scale physics experiment aiming to directly detect gravitational waves. Cofounded in 1992 by Kip Thorne and Ronald Drever of Caltech and Rainer Weiss of MIT, LIGO is a joint project between scientists at MIT, Caltech, and many other colleges and universities. It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. At the cost of $365 million, it is the largest and most ambitious project ever funded by the NSF. The international LIGO Scientific Collaboration is a growing group of researchers, over 800 individuals at roughly 50 institutions, working to analyze the data from LIGO and other detectors, and working toward more sensitive future more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • String Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613628782X
  • 9786136287829