Ben Farr, Enrico Fermi Institute and KICP, "The First Four Months of Gravitational Wave Astronomy"
KICP colloquium: Oct 26 @ 3:30PM, ERC 161
On September 14, 2015 LIGO made the first direct detection of gravitational waves, marking the beginning of gravitational wave astronomy. The LIGO instruments continued to take data over the next four months, completing their first observing run on January 19, 2016 with 51.5 days of coincident data. I will present results from advanced LIGO's first four months of operation, and what they have taught us thus far.