For NYSS APS information, contact:
Dr. Erica Simoson 

"Next generation gravitational wave detectors"

Stefan Ballmer, Syracuse University

With its first two observation runs Advanced LIGO gave us a first glimpse of what gravitational wave astronomy can tell us about the yet unknown parts of the universe. To sustain this new frontier in astronomy the sensitivity of the current detectors will have to be improved. I will look at upgrade options for terrestrial gravitational-wave detectors, and I will review the technology needed for future gravitational-wave detectors. This next generation of gravitational wave observatories can provide the backbone infrastructure for gravitational-wave astronomy for the rest of the 21st century.

For program, contact:  
Dr. Heather Watson – watsonh@union.edu
Dr. Nelia Mann – mannn@union.edu
Dr. Samuel Amanuel – amanuels@union.edu
Ms. Lynnette Stec – stecl@union.edu
Phone: 518-388-6254
Fax: 518-388-6947
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308