The LIGO Scientific Collaboration

Friday, February 12, 2016: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Marshall Ballroom East (Marriott Wardman Park)
Gabriela Gonzålez,Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) is a self-governing collaboration seeking to detect gravitational waves, use them to explore the fundamental physics of gravity, and develop gravitational wave observations as a tool of astronomical discovery. The LSC, funded in 1997, has now many hundreds of scientists in 16 countries and forms a successful example of global science engagement and collaboration