Swamps, Simulations and Mad Drone Skills: Filming ‘LIGO: Generations’

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Read the story behind the production of LIGO Generations on space.com: “Swamps, Simulations and Mad Drone Skills” by film director Kai Staats.

Ask Them Anything: The Hunt for Gravitational Waves

Monday, February 9, 2015

In conjunction with the launch of the documentary film “LIGO Generations” on Space.com, The LIGO Scientific Collaboration is hosting an interactive Ask Me Anything (AMA) session at Reddit.com, featuring members of the UM-LIGO group. In addition to LIGO researchers, AMA participants will also meet Kai Staats, the filmmaker who produced “LIGO Generations” and its predecessor, “LIGO: A Passion for Understanding.”

To participate, create an account at reddit.com/r/science (takes only a few seconds) and visit the site Friday to post your questions. See space.com for more details on the event.

Where: www.reddit.com
When: Friday, February 13, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST / -5 GMT

LIGO Generations — The film

Friday, January 30, 2015

After many weeks of intensive preparations, today the documentary film LIGO Generations was premiered on space.comhttp://www.space.com … e-film-hd-video.html

Created and directed by Kai Staats (filmmaker, writer and, as he puts it “recovering entrepreneur”) the film features researchers of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and charts the history of the field, and the dramatic next phase about to unfold with Advanced LIGO.

Filmed at MIT and at the LIGO Livingston Observatory, LIGO Generations was supported by the University of Mississippi through NSF award PHY-1067985.

Review on tests of general relativity

Thursday, January 29, 2015

One year ago, during this workshop at Ole Miss, we started putting together a review on tests of general relativity using present and future astrophysical observations. That review is finally on the arXiv. Check it out! A big “thank you” to all the people who attended the workshop and to all coauthors.

Visit by George Pappas

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

George Pappas is visiting the group for three weeks in November. Welcome, George!