LIGO e-Lab workshop at Vanderbilt

July 26-27, 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.

Tuesday July 26

09:00     Coffee, Registration

09:15     Introduction

09:45     Break

10:00     LIGO Hanford Virtual Visit

10:30     Gravitational Waves presentation    

1130      Videos:

12:00     Lunch

13:00     Interferometer activity  

14:00     Exploration of LIGO e-Lab: 

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

15:00     Break

15:15     Search and analyze in data:

16:30     End of Day

Wednesday July 27

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  Begin resreach 

10:30     Break

10:45     Continue research

11:30     Create posters

12:00     Lunch 

14:00     Poster presentations

14:30     Wrap-up

15:00     End of workshop