Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO): The Inside Story

LIGO began operations in 2015 with spectacular results, detecting gravitational waves in the first month! Highlights from transitioning into operations and lessons learned from their path to discovery.

Presented on May 24th at the 2016 Large Facilities Workshop.

Mike Landry

Detection Lead Scientist, California Institute of Technology, LIGO Hanford Observatory