Good read about LIGO

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Good read about LIGO

Yeah, the really neat part is :

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Much of the credit goes to the Advanced LIGO seismic isolation systems that are delivering superb stability of the beams inside the interferometer.


which very favorably compares with prior design/setup where most trouble with locking was from outside disturbances. Outstanding engineering work has been done here. This dramatically reduces the set of things to worry about, and of those remaining concerns alot can be effectively manipulated. This augers very well for driving the operational sensitivity into the area of great scientific interest that we have all been awaiting ( for years ) .... :-)

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

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