Each LIGO apparatus consists of laser beams that bounce between two mirrors separated by four kilometers.
What does LDAS stand for?
LDAS stands for LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) Data Analysis System
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- Learning Disabilities Association of Prince Edward Island
- Lego Data Acquisition and Prototyping System (elementary school education)
- Lego Design and Programming System (US NASA)
- Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (Over SSL)
- Learning Disabilities Association of Quebec (Canada)
- Leak Detection and Repair
- Lightning Detection and Ranging System
- Laboratory Data Acquisition System
- Land Data Assimilation System
- Large Drop Automatic Sprinkler (fire sprinklers)
- Line Direction Agreement System
- Logic Design Assist Subsystem
- Learning Disabilities Association of Simcoe County (Ontario, Canada)
- Learning Disabilities Association of South Dakota
- Linear Discriminant Analysis With Stepwise Feature Selection
- Lancashire Drugs Action Team (UK)
- Learning Disabilities Association of Texas (Austin, TX)
- Lion Dance Assault Team (Orange, CT)
- Living Donor Assessment Tool
- Local Device Assembly Test
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Other scientists in attendance were theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, Jim Peebles from Princeton University, Alan Guth from MIT, Kip Thorne from Caltech, Lisa Randall from Harvard University, Barry Barish from LIGO, the gravitational wave observatory, a bevy of observational cosmologists and Maria Spiropulu from CERN near Geneva, Switzerland.
The existing LIGO detectors - two in Hanford, Washington, and the other in Livingston, Louisiana - have been searching for the waves without success since 2002, in partnership with the GEO600 detector in Hanover, Germany, and the Virgo detector in Cascina, Italy.
Loucks, Measurement of the LIGO Pathfinder Optics, SPIE 3134, 95-111 (1997).
LIGO Dectectors Think you know someone with long arms?
One of the many latest experimental attempts to find the waves that GR predicts is designated LIGO supported by the National Science Foundation.
While DARPA funds the development of devices that can't even be seen without a microscope, other scientists are putting optomechanics to work cooling some of the largest detectors in the world: the gravitational wave detectors of the LIGO project, built to search for gentle ripples in spacetime thought to be produced by (among other cosmic events) colliding black holes.
They are difficult to detect directly because they are so weak and decay rapidly, but a planned upgrade for LIGO (called Advanced LIGO) is expected to greatly increase its sensitivity.