Gravitational Waves

WEEK 14: LIGO AS LARGE EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE; QUANTUM OPTICAL NOISE IN GW INTERFEROMETERS


Movies:

The following videos are played by the QuickTime Player, which can be downloaded here for free:
Quick Time for Macintosh
Quick Time for Linux [well, really it's Crossover, but it does the job]
Quick Time for Windows

Lecture 25 (Barry Barish: Large Experimental Science and LIGO as an Example)

Lecture 26 (Alessandra Buonano and Yanbei Chen: Quantum Optical noise in GW Interferometers)

Notes for streaming video users:

If the QuickTime Player does not start  automatically when the above links are clicked, it might be due to a misconfiguration of the browser. Please try start the QuickTime Player and input the link texts (e.g., rtsp://elmer.tapir.caltech.edu/Lecture6_tape1_web.mov) manually.



Suggested Reading and Exercises: