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The Shadow of the Black Hole

John W. Moffat

Abstract

The author visits one of the two Laser Interferometer Gravitational- Wave Observatory (LIGO) sites in the United States, at Hanford, Washington. This is where scientists are detecting gravitational waves generated by faraway merging black holes and neutron stars. He meets the people who work there and has discussions with some of them. The director gives him a tour of the LIGO experimental installation, describing the work, the technological details of the apparatus, and answers his questions. On the final day of the visit, the author gives a talk to the LIGO group on gravitational waves and o ... More

Keywords: LIGO observatory, gravitational waves, black hole mergers, neutron star mergers, alternative gravitational theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190650728
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190650728.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John W. Moffat, author