Gravitational Waves

WEEK 16: FUTURE OF LIGO - FACILITY LIMITS & IMPROVING ON LIGO-II INTERFEROMETERS; RESONANT-MASS GW DETECTORS


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 29 (Kip S Thorne:  Facility Limits for LIGO, Ronald W.P. Drever: Improving on LIGO-II Interferometers)

Lecture 30 (W.O. Hamiltion: Resonant-Mass GW Detectors)

CAJAGWR talk by  W.O. Hamiltion on  Resonant-Mass GW Detectors

NOTE:Students are strongly encourraged to regard this seminar as part of the course. Homeworks may havily rely on matherial presented here. Check out the movies if you couldn't make it to the talk! You can find a real player version of this talk and many real player videos of other Gravity Wave related talks at the Cajagwr web site: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~cajagwr/scripts/seminars.html.  We thank Veronica Kondrashov for making the Cajagwr movies availiable worldwide.
 

Notes for streaming video users:

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Slides

Suggested Reading and Exercises: