2016 LIGO Workshop at FSU

25-26 July, 2016



Participating teachers will be able to use the LIGO e-Lab to:

  • Plot and interpret data recorded by LIGO seismic instruments
  • Explain the importance of LIGO seismic data in gravitational wave search
  • Identify and list classical physics concepts in LIGO data analysis
  • Develop a plan for use of the LIGO e-Lab in the classroom.


Times and specific activities are subject to adjustment.

Monday July 25

Prior to workshop -    Registration

08:30     Welcome/FSU Physics (Horst)

09:00     Gravitational Waves Presentation
              (Takemichi Okui) 

10:00     LIGO e-Lab WS Introductions

10:30     Gravitational Waves review & resources

11:00   LUNCH

12:20     Interferometer activity

13:00     Exploration of LIGO e-Lab: 

  • log in with account
  • create student account
  • review Resources and Project Map
  • try out features
  • Seismology Review

14:30     Break

14:45     Search and analyze in data:

16:30     End of Day

Tuesday July 26

08:30     Morning overview and reflection

  • What is the thread that ties what we are doing together?
  • What worked and did not work yesterday?
  • How are we doing on the objectives?
  • Hot off the press.

08:45     Group Picture

9:00  Begin resreach 

11:00      LIGO Hanford Virtual Visit

11:30     Lunch 

12:30     Finish research/Create Posters

14:00     Break

14:15     Poster Presentations

15:00     Implementation discussion

15:30     Reflection

16:00     Evaluation

16:30     End of workshop