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LIGO: Hunting Waves in Space

Mark Barton (Caltech), 
Company: Caltech USA
Published: dSPACE Magazine 2/2008, Oct 2008

Detecting gravitational waves is one of the unsolved challenges in physics. Albert Einstein predicted their existence in 1915, but he ­doubted it would ever be possible to detect them. Now modern obser­vation technology has brought this within reach. With the help of dSPACE equipment, researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the USA have set up an observatory dedicated to detecting gravitational waves.

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