Research report 2007 - Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Searching for Gravitational Waves with the Most Sensitive Detectors of All Time
Whelan, John T.
Astrophysikalische Relativitätstheorie (Prof. Dr. Bernard Schutz)
MPI für Gravitationsphysik, Golm
SummaryA new generation of gravitational wave observatories offers the possibility for the first direct detection of gravitational waves. LIGO, the Laser Interferometric Gravitational Wave Observatory, has completed its two-year-long fifth science run (“S5”), the first at its design sensitivity, and preliminary results from the analysis of S5 data are producing new information about astrophysical phenomena.