Elise Cutts
An international team of researchers, including two Caltech scientists, observed a superfast jet of material from a neutron star collision.
Whitney Clavin
Professor of Physics Yanbei Chen has been named a Simons Investigator for his work on gravitational-wave physics.
Whitney Clavin
The American Physical Society (APS) has designated the two LIGO facilities historic physics sites.
Whitney Clavin
Light detected from a neutron star merger is not from a super-fast jet as previously suspected, but rather a bubble-like cocoon.
Whitney Clavin
LIGO scientists met with artists to gain new perspectives on their research.
Hundreds join celebration on the Olive Walk.
The Caltech community is invited to celebrate Caltech’s most recent Nobel Laureates—Barry Barish and Kip S. Thorne (BS '62).
Kathy Svitil
After being alerted to a gravitational-wave event by LIGO and its European counterpart Virgo, thousands of scientists across the globe looked at a patch of sky and saw the aftermath of a neutron star collision, marking the first time such an event has been observed with both gravitational-wave and conventional astronomy.
Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.
Award honors their "decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves."
The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration report the first joint detection of gravitational waves with both the LIGO and Virgo detectors.
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