the five-year upgrade of the LIGO detectors has been completed and we are a large step closer to the first direct detection of gravitational waves, which will mark the beginning of a new era of astronomy. As we are writing this newsletter, Advanced LIGO is beginning its first observation run â€œO1â€ after an extensive comissioning phase and a series of â€œengineering runsâ€. The Einstein@Home team is truly excited and is looking forward to the most sensitive gravitational-wave data ever recorded.
The new LIGO magazine is out and it features an article about Einstein@Home. You read a pdf file of the article here. The article was written by M. Alessandra Papa, Benjamin Knispel, Holger Pletsch and Bernd Machenschalk from the Einstein@Home team, looking at the project's history, infrastructure, and different searches.