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New York University (NYU)

LIGO and the Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

New York University (NYU) via YouTube


Learn about the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy through this course. The course aims to provide an understanding of gravitational waves, their historical perspective, and their detection. Students will learn about black holes, neutron stars, pulsars, and the measurement of gravitational waves. The course covers the technology and methods used in detecting gravitational waves, such as LIGO observatories, test masses, laser systems, and vibration isolation systems. The intended audience for this course includes individuals interested in astronomy, astrophysics, and the latest advancements in the field of gravitational wave astronomy.


Andrew Cuomo
Peter Ward
Gravitational Waves
Historical Perspective
Black Holes
Neutron Stars
Black Hole
Joe Weber
Holson Taylor
Einsteins ambivalence
Detection of gravitational waves
Measuring gravitational waves
Why is it so hard
Quantum Uncertainty
Hanford Observatory
Test Mass
Beam Tubes
Vacuum Chambers
Vibration Isolation System
Laser System
Global Network of Detectors
Multiple Detectors
Binary Neutron Star Merger
What are Neutron Stars

Taught by

NYU Tandon School of Engineering


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  • Fida Fathima T P
    I must say, it was an utterly captivating experience that left me awestruck. The lecturer not only elucidated the complex concepts surrounding gravitational waves but also infused the session with a palpable sense of excitement and wonder.

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