Summaries of LSC Scientific Publications

We now feature, for each new research article, a summary written for the general public with a downloadable and printable flyer in PDF format.


Apr 15, 2014 Searching for gravitational waves associated with gamma-ray bursts detected by the InterPlanetary Network
Apr 09, 2014 Observing the Invisible Collisions of Intermediate Mass Black Holes [flyer]
Mar 26, 2014 Ringing of the Cosmic Bells: A Search for Black Hole Vibrations [flyer]
Feb 24, 2014 All-sky Search for Continuous Gravitational Waves in the Virgo Data [flyer]
Jan 16, 2014 Can we Hear Black Holes Collide? Testing Our Search Methods using Numerically Generated Gravitational-wave Signals [flyer]


Nov 14, 2013 Do Cosmic Strings Exist? [flyer]
Nov 14, 2013 Searching for Continuous Gravitational Wave Signals with the Hough Transform [flyer]
Oct 16, 2013 Scanning the Skies for Cosmic Explosions: First Search for Optical Counterparts to Gravitational Waves [flyer]
Oct 04, 2013 A Search for Long-lived Gravitational Waves Associated with Long Gamma-ray Bursts [flyer]
Sep 26, 2013 How High Are Pulsar "Mountains"? [flyer]
Sep 26, 2013 Listening for the Hum of Neutron Stars in the Center of Our Galaxy [flyer]
Aug 02, 2013 The Quantum Enhanced LIGO Detector Sets New Sensitivity Record [flyer]
Apr 05, 2013 What Gravitational Waves Can Tell Us About Colliding Stars and Black Holes [flyer]


Oct 01, 2012 Dance of the Dead Stars: A Search for Massive Binary Black Hole Coalescences [flyer]
Aug 03, 2012 Hunting Continuous Gravitational Waves with the Einstein@Home Distributed Computing System [flyer]
May 15, 2012 New Cosmic Messengers: First Joint Search for Gravitational Waves and High Energy Neutrinos [flyer]
May 11, 2012 A Search for Gravitational Waves from Gamma-Ray Bursts [flyer]
May 08, 2012 X-Rays and Gravitational Waves: LIGO and Virgo Point the Way for the Swift Satellite [flyer]
Apr 02, 2012 Virgo Data Characterization and Impact on Gravitational Wave Searches [flyer]
Mar 14, 2012 Sensitivity of LIGO and Virgo Gravitational Wave Detectors to Compact Binary Inspirals [flyer]
Feb 15, 2012 Listening for Gravitational Waves with "Ears Wide Open" [flyer]
Feb 06, 2012 Optical, X-ray, and Radio Telescopes Seek Explosive Sources of Gravitational Waves [flyer]
Jan 31, 2012 Search for Gravitational Waves from Intermediate Mass Binary Black Holes [flyer]
Jan 23, 2012 Implications for the Origin of GRB 051103 from LIGO Observations [flyer]
Jan 11, 2012 First Low-Latency LIGO+Virgo Search for Binary Inspirals and their Electromagnetic Counterparts [flyer]
Jan 03, 2012 Directional Limits on Persistent Gravitational Waves Using LIGO S5 Science Data [flyer]


Dec 21, 2011 Upper Limits on a Stochastic GW Background Using LIGO and Virgo Interferometers at 600-1000 Hz [flyer]
Dec 01, 2011 A Search for Gravitational Waves from Inspiraling Neutron Stars and Black Holes [flyer]
Sep 11, 2011 A Gravitational Wave Observatory Operating Beyond the Quantum Shot-noise Limit [flyer]

Looking down a detector arm

Visitors at LIGO Hanford Observatory gaze down the site's X arm. Half of the 4-kilometer length of the arm is visible in the photo. (Credit: LIGO Laboratory)