However, as I and other physicists await the word from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory that we can detect gravitational radiation, and as we discuss how we can use these observations to probe the physics of black holes (without having to dive into them ourselves), I think it a worthy goal to strive to do science like Wheeler.
What does LIGO stand for?
LIGO stands for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (CIT & MIT)
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We have 2 other meanings of LIGO in our Acronym Attic
- Light-Weight Satellite
- Liu Institute for Global Issues (University of British Columbia)
- Learning in Groups and Individual Assessment (European Union project; Cambridge, UK)
- Long Island Groups in Focus (market research; Manhasset, NY)
- Long Island Geographic Information Systems User Group (Long Island, NY)
- Legal Institute of the Great Lakes (College of Law, University of Toledo)
- Laboratoire d'Immunogenetique Moleculaire
- Laboratoire d'Informatique Gaspard-Monge (French: Computer Science Research Laboratory; Paris, France)
- Let It Go - Move On (military; end a meaningless discussion)
- Localized Iterative Generalized Multi-Pole Technique
- Long Island Geocaching Organization (Bellport, New York)
- Licentiate of the Irish Guild of Organists and Choristers
- Local Initiative Grants Program
- Long Island Groundwater Research Institute
- Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.
- Long Island Garden Railway Society
- Laser-Induced Grating Spectroscopy
- Long Island Gaming Servers (gaming)
- Local Intervention Grants for Self Sufficiency (Minnesota)
- Liquid in Glass Thermometer
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This would be a direct window on that early time;' says Jolien Creighton, a physicist at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), a pair of linked gravitational-wave detectors operating in Hanford, Wash.
The National Science Foundation's ground-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and the proposed Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, a joint NASA - European Space Agency project, hope to detect these subtle waves, which would alter the shape of a human from head to toe by far less than the width of an atom.
In November, Caltech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology completed the first phase of construction of a $300 million, two-site observatory called the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO (SN: 2/29/92, p.
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Livingston, La.