LIGO Laboratory and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration release 2 years of data from their Fifth Science Run

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The LIGO Laboratory and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration announce the public release of two years of data taken by the three LIGO gravitational-wave detectors during LIGO’s fifth science run, 2005-2007 (S5). The full announcement is at … /s5-data-release.php and the data is released at

Visit by Andrea Maselli

Monday, September 1, 2014

Andrea Maselli (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) will visit the group in September. Welcome, Andrea!

“Gravity: Newtonian, Post-Newtonian, Relativistic”, by Eric Poisson and Clifford M. Will

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Emanuele wrote a review of the new book “Gravity: Newtonian, Post-Newtonian, Relativistic”, by Eric Poisson and Clifford M. Will, that we used here at Ole Miss in the Spring 2014 for the advanced General Relativity class (Phys 629/630). The review can be found in Classical and Quantum Gravity. In short: the book is awesome!

Davide Gerosa’s research featured in the Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Davide Gerosa’s research (supervised by Emanuele through a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Caltech in 2013) is featured in the Winter 2014 issue of CURJ, the Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal. From the editors:

CURJ is honored to partner with all of Caltech’s Student and Faculty Programs to highlight some of the cutting edge research done by four young scientists: Lisa Eshun-Wilson, Davide Gerosa, Herbert Mehnert, and Adam Ryason. Their research topics range from tissue regeneration to modeling tire-ground interactions, and the variety in their research showcases only a tiny portion of all the diverse research taking place at both Caltech and JPL.

Congratulations, Davide!

LIGO: Generations!

Friday, May 16, 2014

The LIGO group at UMiss has successfully secured NSF funding for the production of a sequel documentary to the recently released science documentary LIGO: A Passion for Understanding, directed by science filmmaker Kai Staats (Over the Sun Productions). Shooting of the new film, “LIGO:Generations” (working title), will begin June 1st at the LIGO Laboratory in Livingston, Louisiana.