LIGO eLAB workshop at BHSU



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

08:00     Coffee, Registration

08:30     Introduction

9:00     Gravitational Waves presentation

10:00   Break

10:15     Interferometer activity

11:30   Look back/Look forward

12:00     Lunch

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

08:00     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.

9:00      LIGO Hanford Virtual Visit

09:45 Break

10:00  Begin resreach 

12:00     Lunch 

13:00    Finish research/Create Posters

14:00 Break

14:15  Poster Presentation

14:45     Implementation discussion

15:15     Reflection

15:30     Evaluation

16:00     End of workshop