Australian Partnership in Advanced LIGO: continuation

  • McClelland, David (PI)
  • Melatos, Andrew (PI)
  • Bailes, Matthew (CoI)
  • Fritschel, Peter (CoI)
  • Ju, Li (CoI)
  • Lasky, Paul (CoI)
  • Lazzarini, Albert (CoI)
  • Ottaway, David (CoI)
  • Reitze, David (CoI)
  • Scott, Susan (CoI)
  • Slagmolen, Bram (CoI)
  • Thrane, Eric (CoI)
  • Veitch, Peter (CoI)
  • Wen, Linqing (CoI)
  • Zhao, Chunnong (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    The aim of this project is, in collaboration with the USA and UK, to complete the installation and commissioning of the Advanced LIGO facilities in the USA in order to bring them to design sensitivity. These facilities expect to increase the event rate of gravitational wave signals by a factor of 125. This should lead to daily detections and the observation of new sources of gravitational waves. Given that only 5% of the universe is detectable by telescopes, the impact of gravitational wave detections on our understanding of the universe is inestimable. Australian partnership intends to enable our physicists and astronomers to be at the vanguard of this brand new field and inspire a new generation to study the physical sciences.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date1/09/2131/08/25

    Funding

    • Australian National University (ANU): A$40,000.00
    • Australian National University (ANU): A$40,000.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$3,000,000.00
    • Australian National University (ANU): A$480,000.00
    • Australian National University (ANU): A$40,000.00

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