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Learn more about how GEO600 forges ahead. Here you find the very latest pictures from the building site and information from our labs.

GEO Diary: The Detector Log

Learn more about how GEO600 forges ahead. Here you find the very latest pictures from the building site and information from our labs. [more]

Welcome to the Gravitational Wave Detector GEO600

GEO600 is a ground-based interferometric gravitational wave detector located near Hannover, Germany. It is designed and operated by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the Leibniz Universität Hannover, along with partners in the United Kingdom, and is funded by the Max Planck Society and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). GEO600 is part of a worldwide network of gravitational wave detectors. Two detectors have been constructed in the USA (LIGO), and one each in Italy (Virgo) and Japan (KAGRA). Scientists from GEO600 and LIGO collaborate within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC). GEO600 scientists together with the Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) built the lasers for Advanced LIGO.

On 30th of July 2017, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the Institut für Gravitationsphysik at Leibniz Universität Hannover invited the public for an Open Day at the gravitational-wave detector GEO600 south of Hanover. At six different detector stations researchers from the institute provided information about the importance of gravitational waves, their direct detection, the central contributions by GEO600, and the beginning of a new era of astronomy. An estimated 400 guests visited GEO600 on this Sunday afternoon.

Open Day at GEO600 in 2017

On 30th of July 2017, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the Institut für Gravitationsphysik at Leibniz Universität Hannover invited the public for an Open Day at the gravitational-wave detector GEO600 south of Hanover. At six different detector stations researchers from the institute provided information about the importance of gravitational waves, their direct detection, the central contributions by GEO600, and the beginning of a new era of astronomy. An estimated 400 guests visited GEO600 on this Sunday afternoon. [more]
 
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