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LSC Organizational Structure


The goal of the charter is to establish the functions and organizational structure of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), to identify its responsibilities, to set guidelines for the role the Collaboration will play in the scientific research and operation of the LIGO and other LSC detectors and for the release of scientific results, and to delineate its relationship with the LIGO Laboratory. The LSC and the LIGO Laboratory together make up LIGO. Full LSC Charter (PDF).


The LSC is comprised of Groups. The Bylaws define the relationship of the member groups with LIGO. Full LSC Bylaws (PDF).

Membership Directory

Organizational Charts

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Public Policy Statements

Recent public policy statements by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration Council:

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration

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