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Special LIGO Press Conference
LIGO Online Press Conference
Date: Thursday, February 11th
Time: 9:30 am
Place: 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: LIGO online press conference
Abstract: This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first publication of Albert Einstein's prediction of the existence of gravitational waves. With interest in this topic piqued by the centennial, the LIGO group will discuss their ongoing efforts to observe gravitational waves.

LIGO, a system of two identical detectors carefully constructed to detect incredibly tiny vibrations from passing gravitational waves, was conceived and built by MIT and Caltech researchers, funded by the National Science Foundation, with significant contributions from other U.S. and international partners. The twin detectors are located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington. Research and analysis of data from the detectors is carried out by a global group of scientists, including the LSC, which includes the GEO600 Collaboration, and the VIRGO Collaboration.

The LIGO team will host an online press conference from Washington DC at 9:30 AM central time.
Host: Peter Timbie
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