In September 2015 gravitational waves were directly detected for the first time. It was recorded simultaneously at two Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories (LIGO) in Hanford, WA and Livingston, Louisiana.
Spark Science attended a tour at LIGO with physic students from WWU and student correspondents Lia Cook and Nathan Miller. LIGO’s Outreach Coordinator Dale Ingram takes us through the facilities and tells tales of mice in tubes, earthquakes and moths. We also want to thank the other post-doc guide, Sheila Dwyer.