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Photo of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) mock-up control room on campus

Gravitational Waves

Georgia Tech is a partner in the scientific collaboration for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and operates a mock-up LIGO control room on campus. In February, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration announced that it had confirmed the detection of gravitational waves at both LIGO detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington. The LIGO observatories are funded by the National Science Foundation, and were conceived, built, and are operated by Caltech and MIT. Photo by Rob Felt


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