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N. Mavalvala (MIT-Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory(LIGO))
As the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and its international counterparts have completed their first scientific data runs, we enter an exciting new era of gravitational wave astronomy. I will give an introduction to gravitational wave interferometers and ongoing astrophysical searches. The present status and recent results from LIGO will be followed by a brief discussion of future enhancements and the path to higher sensitivity next-generation detectors.
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Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 37 #4
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