Solar, Stellar and Galactic Connections Between Particle Physics and Astrophysics

Part of the series Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings pp 231-239

Gravitational Wave Detectors: A New Window to the Universe

  • Gabriela GonzálezAffiliated withDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University

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The LIGO gravitational wave detectors have achieved their designed sensitivity, and are currently in operation. We describe the technology of the detectors, as well as results from the analysis of some of the data collected so far.