For NYSS APS information, contact:
Dr. Erica Simoson 

"LIGO searches and status"

Ryan Fisher, Syracuse University

The first joint observing run of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Advanced Virgo observatory is now complete. The addition of the Advanced Virgo observatory to the already successful Advanced LIGO detector network enables sources of gravitational wave signals to be located on the sky to greater accuracy. I will present highlights from the results of searches for gravitational waves in LIGO double-detector and LIGO-Virgo triple-detector data. The talk will conclude with a brief description of the upgrades planned for the detectors before the next observing run begins.

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