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Pythagorean Astronomy: Gravitational Area Journey – half 1 – Physics and Astronomy outreach


Chris in front of the LIGO Hanford sign

Proof that I used to be there!

This month, we go on a area journey to the LIGO Hanford Observatory, one in all quite a lot of detectors which can be trying to find gravitational waves. Partly one in all this journey, we hear from quite a lot of folks working on the detector.

Dr Mike Landry, Head of the LIGO Hanford Observatory, explains how – and crucially why – the experiment exists. Dr Fred Raab, Affiliate Director for Operations for LIGO, seems to be again to why the desolate panorama of Hanford was chosen within the first place.

Wanting on the technical particulars, Drs Georgia Mansell and Craig Cahillane give some insights into commissioning and upgrading the detectors, whereas Corey Grey tells us about working such a posh machine, and studying to manufacture one of many important elements – glass fibres that droop the mirrors

An prolonged version of an authentic broadcast on 4th August 2022 as a part of Pythagoras’ Trousers on Radio Cardiff.

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