Colloquium/Symposium

"Advanced LIGO at the dawn of Gravitational-Wave astronomy" by Conor Mow-Lowry (University of Birmingham)

Thursday, 27 June 2019 from to (Europe/Amsterdam)
at Nikhef ( H331 )
Description
LIGO and Virgo started a new observation run in April this year. With significantly improved sensitivity, they have already reported 13 gravitational-wave signal candidates. At the same time we are preparing several stages of sensitivity improvements, including plans to double the reach of the detectors through the 'A+' programme. 

To reach further into the universe, and to measure heavier objects, we must break through the 'seismic wall'. I will present a new concept that can unlock low-frequency sensitivity and dramatically improve source localisation for multi-messenger events.