School of Astroparticle Physics
May 27th - June 1st, 2013
OHP, Saint Michel l'Observatoire

Gravitational Waves

First and second generation of ground based GW detectors

Benoit MOURS
  Laboratoire d'Annecy le Vieux de physique des particules (LAPP)

This lecture will start by presenting the principles and challenges of a ground base GW interferometer detector. The first generation of instruments, the sensitivities achieved, the scientific runs and the main results will be discussed. The second generation of instruments, currently in construction, and their scientific targets will conclude this lecture.
  1. Introduction
  2. The principle of a GW interferometer ground base detector
  3. The achievements of the first generation of instruments
  4. The second generation of GW interferometer ground base detector




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