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Tilting laser beams in LISA

by Michael Tröbs.

A testbed to experimentally investigate tilt-to-length coupling for LISA, a gravitational-wave detector in space.

The planned space-based gravitational-wave detector LISA will consist of three satellites in a triangle with million kilometer long laser arms. 887 more words

IOPselect

Three ways to look at things

A familiar shadow loomed in from the hallway.

“C’mon in, Vinnie, the door’s open.”

“I brought some sandwiches, Sy.”

“Oh, thanks, Vinnie.”

“Don’t mention it.    An’ I got another LIGO issue.” 704 more words

Ep.8 - 2016 Science Recap

In the first episode of the year, Rackeb Tesfaye, Bethany Wong and Brïte Pauchet go back in time, to remind you what were the biggest science discoveries of 2016, according to… 23 more words

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The best 2016 science and pseudo-science stories

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Gravitational Waves. One of the most striking scientific discoveries of 2016 was the observation of gravitational waves. Predicted by Einstein’s theories 100 years ago, ripples in space-time were finally observed last year by physicists at the  Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), using instruments at Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana. 1,615 more words

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