LIGO e-Lab Workshop at KU

June 6-7, 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 gravitiational wave search
  • Use LIGO seismic data to demonstrate classical physics concepts.
  • Develop a plan for use of the LIGO e-Lab in the classroom.



Times and specific activities are subject to adjustment.

Monday 6 June

09:00     Coffee, Registration

09:15     Introduction/Norms/Objectives/Overview/Data Porfolio

09:45     Break

10:00     Gravitational Waves presentation

12:00      Interferometer activity

12:30     Lunch

14:00     Exploration of LIGO e-Lab: 

15:00     Search and analyze in data:

15:45     Exploration of LIGO posters

16:15     Reflections and discussion

16:30     End of Day

Tuesday 7 June

09:00     Coffee/Recap of Yesterday/Plan for Today

09:15     Create:

  • Research plan
  • Questions about LIGO

10:00     LIGO Hanford Virtual Visit

10:30     Break

10:45     Research activity

12:00     Lunch 

13:00     Conclude research and create posters

14:00     Presentations

14:30     Break     

14:45     Implementation plans

15:15     Reports and Discussion

16:00     Evaluation

16:30     End of workshop