PCCP lecture course: “The Physics of KAGRA gravitational-wave detector” – January 8, 2019

by Eleonora CAPOCASA (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan) Three 2nd generation gravitational-wave detectors (the two LIGO and Virgo) are about to come online again, in an upgraded version, for a new data-taking period. The increased sensitivity of the network is expected to result in a higher rate of detections with louder signals so as to enter a mature phase of […]

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LIGO and Virgo Announce Four New Gravitational-Wave Detections

The figure on the left shows the localizations of the various gravitational-wave detections in the sky. The triple detections are labelled as HLV, from the initials of the three interferometers (LIGO-Hanford, LIGO-Livingston and Virgo) that observed the signals. The reduced areas of the triple events demonstrate the capabilities of the global gravitational-wave network.

On Saturday 1st December 2018, scientists attending the Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop in College Park, Maryland, presented new results from searches for coalescing cosmic objects, such as pairs of black holes and pairs of neutron stars, by the LIGO and Virgo detectors. The LIGO and Virgo interferometers have now confidently detected gravitational waves from a total of 10 […]

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Light-speed seismology to prevent earthquakes

RETROSPECTIVE. Correctly predicting the strength of an earthquake takes time, with the risk of underestimating the magnitude of the phenomenon. A new technique, based on changes in the gravitational field during an earthquake, seems promising. It could deliver results in just a few minutes, and could save lives. Earthquakes are the only completely unpredictable natural phenomena on earth. Although unpredictable, […]

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UnivEarthS Projects

Here are all the projects currently supported by the LabEx UnivEarthS Frontier projects Frontier projects allow LabEx UnivEarthS teams from one of the founding laboratories to open new research paths. Former Frontier projects Interface projects Interface projects aim to finance the development of interdisciplinary research maily focused on fundamental problems or technological innovation. They are composed of two teams from […]

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