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LIGO and the Era of Multimessenger Astronomy



Type: General Meetings

Keywords: Gravitational Waves Ligo

Held on: Dec 21, 2016 (Wed) at 07:30 PM to Dec 21, 2016 (Wed) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Joey Key

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A102, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: Christopher Laurel


The Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) made the first ever incident detection of gravitational waves on September 14, 2015, inaugurating gravitational wave astronomy as a new tool to explore the hidden universe of black holes and other exotic objects. With the second observing run of the Advanced LIGO detectors, alerts are coordinated with over 60 astronomy collaborations to search for an elusive multimessenger source, a signal that could be detected both in gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation.
This should be a good one!
Image credit: LIGO / A. Simonnet


Latitude 47.6529796, Longitude -122.3110046

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