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|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing Co.|
|Number of pages||29|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2006|