LIGO e-Lab workshop at UC

June 13-14, 2016

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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.



Times and specific activities are subject to adjustment.

Monday 13 June

09:00     Coffee, Registration

09:15     Introduction

09:45     Break

10:00     Interferometer activity

10:30     LIGO presentation

11:30     Gravitational Waves Review

12:00     Lunch

13:15     Videos:

13:45     Exploration of LIGO e-Lab: 

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

14:45     Break

15:00     Search and analyze in data:

16:00     LIGO Hanford Virtual Visit

16:30     End of Day

Tuesday 14 June

09:00     Coffee/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.

09:15     Exploration of LIGO posters; create research plan

10:30     Break

10:45     Research activity

12:00     Lunch 

13:00     Create posters

14:00     Presentations

14:30     Break     

14:45     Implementation discussion

15:15     Reflection

15:30     Evaluation

16:00     End of workshop