Author Archives: Nicolas Arnaud

LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light. See http://www.virgo-gw.eu/#news and http://public.virgo-gw.eu/gw170817_en for more information. For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space and time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a […]

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LIGO-Virgo scientists to discuss new developments in gravitational-wave astronomy

*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** Issued jointly by the LIGO Laboratory, LIGO Scientific Collaboration, National Science Foundation, and Virgo Collaboration Scientists representing LIGO, Virgo, and some 70 observatories will reveal new details and discoveries made in the ongoing search for gravitational waves. WHAT: Journalists are invited to join the National Science Foundation as it brings together […]

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Response to an article published on Science Magazine

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration have drafted a right of reply in response to the article http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/european-gravitational-wave-detector-falters published on February 16, 2017 by Science Magazine. The text released can be found below: Letter-to-Science-v3 Last updated: Thursday, March 23, 2017

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