LIGO Detection

LIGO Detection

On September 14, 2015 the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington measured ripples in the fabric of spacetime - gravitational waves - generated by the merger of two massive black holes over one billion light years from Earth. This discovery is the culmination of decades of instrument research and development through a world-wide collaboration of more than one thousand researchers and scientists. It proves a prediction made by Einstein 100 years ago, is the first direct observation of black holes, and the beginning of a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy. Every day we read the headline news in which 'Scientist claim ...' and 'Scientist discover ...' and 'Scientists report ...' But what does it mean to make an extraordinary claim? In this, the 3rd film about LIGO, we investigate what unfolded between the incredible detection of merging black holes on September 14, and five months later, February 11, 2016 when LIGO announced this to the world.

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Running Time
20 minutes
Kai Staats
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
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Comments about documentary «LIGO Detection» (17)

Benjamin W. avatar
Benjamin W.

I can watch this movie over and over great production well played!

Lawrence avatar

Great movie, was slow and confusing at first but ultimately kept you on the edge of your seat.

Eric Alvarez avatar
Eric Alvarez

The movie (without question) deserve several Oscar nominations; for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, acting and more!

Johnny avatar

One of the best movies in the last 20 years!

Joe L. avatar
Joe L.

I can't speak for others, but I found this wildly relatable. It's is my favorite movie now.

Diana H. avatar
Diana H.

Love the movie. Worth the time to watch.

Amy F. avatar
Amy F.

excellent movie. must watch!

Andrew J. avatar
Andrew J.

Fantastic movie! Instantly one of my favorites. It felt so realistic and relatable, thanks to great directing, writing, and acting.