LIGO is awarded the 2016 Cosmology Prize from the Gruber Foundation

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Another award for Ron Drever, Kip Thorne, Rai Weiss and all members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration! The Gruber foundation has recognized LIGO’s work by awarding to the LSC the 2016 Cosmology Prize. Congratulations, LIGO!

LIGO is awarded the Breakthrough Prize

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics has been awarded to the founders of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) group, Kip Thorne, Rainer Weiss, and Ronald Drever, and scores of physicists and engineers from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration. Drever, Thorne and Weiss will share $1m between them, with the remaining $2m shared equally among the 1,012 other researchers and engineers on the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration. The prize will be awarded at a formal ceremony later this year. Congratulations, LIGO Team!

Hunter wins the APS April Undergraduate Presentation Award

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hunter Gabbard’s poster presentation at the April 2016 APS meeting “A low-latency Glitch Classification Algorithm Based in Waveform Morphology” has been selected by the American Physical Society as one of the top presenters at the meeting. Congratulations, Hunter!

Hunter Gabbard is awarded a Fulbright scholarship

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Congratulations, Hunter!

L3 Study Team meeting

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Emanuele attended the first face-to-face meeting of NASA’s L3 Study Team. The meeting took place in Salt Lake City at the end of the APS April meeting. Here is a group photo (including Cole Miller, right, in paper form).