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Background to the discovery of gravitational waves

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Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Physics, Vorobevy gory, Moscow, 119992, Russian Federation

On 14 September, 2015, the two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in the US recorded the first direct detection of gravitational waves. This paper reviews the contributions to this discovery by V.B. Braginsky's group at the Physics Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

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Keywords: gravitational waves, Advanced LIGO interferometer, noise in gravitational wave detectors, quantum measurements
PACS: 04.30.−w, 04.80.Nn, 95.55.Ym (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2016.03.037811
Citation: Braginsky V B, Bilenko I A, Vyatchanin S P, Gorodetsky M L, Mitrofanov V P, Prokhorov L G, Strigin S E, Khalili F Ya "Background to the discovery of gravitational waves" Phys. Usp. 59 879–885 (2016)
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PT Journal Article
TI Background to the discovery of gravitational waves
AU Braginsky V B
FAU Braginsky VB
AU Bilenko I A
FAU Bilenko IA
AU Vyatchanin S P
FAU Vyatchanin SP
AU Gorodetsky M L
FAU Gorodetsky ML
AU Mitrofanov V P
FAU Mitrofanov VP
AU Prokhorov L G
FAU Prokhorov LG
AU Strigin S E
FAU Strigin SE
AU Khalili F Ya
FAU Khalili FY
DP 10 Sep, 2016
TA Phys. Usp.
VI 59
IP 9
PG 879-885
RX 10.3367/UFNe.2016.03.037811
SO Phys. Usp. 2016 Sep 10;59(9):879-885

Received: 19th, May 2016, 2nd, March 2016

Оригинал: Брагинский В Б, Биленко И А, Вятчанин С П, Городецкий М Л, Митрофанов В П, Прохоров Л Г, Стрыгин С Е, Халили Ф Я «Дорога к открытию гравитационных волн» УФН 186 968–974 (2016); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.2016.03.037811

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