Gravitational Waves

WEEK 12:  OVERVIEW OF LIGO INTERFEROMETERS; THERMAL NOISES IN GW INTERFEROMETERS


Movies:

The following videos are played by the QuickTime Player, which can be downloaded here for free:
Quick Time for Macintosh
Quick Time for Linux [well, really it's Crossover, but it does the job]
Quick Time for Windows

Lecture 21 (Alan Weinstein: Overview of LIGO interferometers)

Lecture 22 (Phil Willems: Thermal noises in GW interferometers)

Notes for streaming video users:

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Readings


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