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LIGO and gravitational wave resources in DSpace@MIT

On September 14, 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) measured gravitational waves from the merger of two black holes, kicking off a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy. This was the first direct measurement of gravitational waves — ripples in space-time that Albert Einstein predicted 100 years ago in his general theory of relativity.

The LIGO project and gravitational-wave physics have long been a major focus of research at MIT, which operates the LIGO facilities with Caltech. MIT faculty have also played a large role in developing gravitational-wave science.

Click here for an annotated collection of technical reports, peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, and theses freely available in the DSpace@MIT repository that describe work done at MIT in this field, from the earliest science to post-detection research. Included at the end are some useful external resources (from MIT's website).

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Welcome to the research guide for Physics. Here you will find some helpful resources for research in this subject.

On the homepage for the Chemistry & Physics Department, you will find information about the department's faculty and their research, scholarship opportunities, and major and minor options.

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From a cavern 100 metres below a small Swiss village, the 7000-tonne ATLAS detector is probing for fundamental particles (from CERN's website)

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