LIGO is a gravitational observatory. Learn about the fascinating science behind the detectors and what the future holds.
In this presentation hosted by Data Science Dojo, Dr. Muzammil A. Arain discussed:
• The fascinating science behind its detectors
• The basics of gravitational waves
• Its organizational structure, and what the future holds
• The data processing techniques employed by the observatory that enabled gravitational wave detection
LIGO gravitational waves presentation
About the speaker
Dr. Muzammil A. Arain was listed as an author in the announcement of the detection of gravitational waves. This is in recognition of his research work at the Department of Physics at the University of Florida from 2005-2010. He worked on the layout of recycling cavities and the provisioning of specific values for a possible design, when the detectors were undergoing an upgrade to improve sensitivity and bandwidth. The proposed design was adopted for the Advanced detectors that detected the gravitational waves.