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Re: LIGO Progress

Subject: Re: LIGO Progress
From: "George Dishman"
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 12:11:34 -0000
Newsgroups: sci.astro
"Mike" <M.GS...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
news:v45Vf.9083$6%2.5456@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Does anyone have any new information on anything new being done to the 
> LIGO
> detector?
> After hearing the LIGO gravity wave detector was not sensitive enough to
> detect gravity waves what are the steps being done to fix it? Are they
> planning to rip the guts out of it?
> That project sucked quite a bit of money out of the NSF piggy bank and I
> hope more funds are not going to be solicited unlessss they?re absolutely
> sure LIGO is going to work.

LIGO will work (and they are already working
on LIGO 2 which improves the sensitivity) but
whether it will detect gravitational waves is
another matter. The point is that a null result
at a sensitivity better than predicted for
detection would also be significant.

George



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