New minutephysics video about gravitational waves and Einstein@Home

July 08, 2016

Henry Reich from the YouTube channel minutephysics has released a new video about gravitational wave basics. It explains how gravitational waves are generated, why we need very, very sensitive detectors like the Advanced LIGO instruments and how everybody can help searching for gravitational waves. You guessed it: by running Einstein@Home.


Results of the deepest all-sky survey for continuous gravitational waves on LIGO S6 data

July 01, 2016

LIGO Does It Again: A Second Robust Binary Black Hole Coalescence Observed

June 16, 2016

The two LIGO gravitational wave detectors in Hanford Washington and Livingston Louisiana have caught a second robust signal from two black holes in their final orbits and then their coalescence into a single black hole. This event, dubbed GW151226, was seen on December 26th at 03:38:53 (in Universal Coordinated Time, also known as Greenwich Mean Time), near the end of LIGO's first observing period ("O1"), and was immediately nicknamed "the Boxing Day event".