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This is a new miner, built with our in-context crawler, available now at

http://www.minerazzi.com/ligo

12-23-2016 Update: BREAKING NEWS: LIGO discovery named Science’s 2016 Breakthrough of the Year.

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-ligo-discovery-science-breakthrough-year.html

As its name states, our LIGO miner finds resources relevant to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project, one of the largest NSF-funded projects and that is praised by the scientific community for its discoveries, receiving a lot of attention, recognition, and prizes all over the world.

The LIGO Project allows scientists to better understand and see the Universe: i.e., to see and analyze gravitational waves due to distant objects and events, like the collision and merging of black holes. It has already proven Albert Einstein theory of gravitational waves. See these links

https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/news/ligo20160211
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/news/ligo20160615
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/detection

A course on the subject has been available online for a long time at

http://elmer.tapir.caltech.edu/ph237/

To learn more about LIGO, visit these links:

https://www.ligo.caltech.edu
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/page/mission
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/page/facts
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/page/facilities
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/page/timeline
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/page/blog
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/page/faq
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/page/for-media
https://www.advancedligo.mit.edu
http://www.ligo.org

This is a new way of seeing the Universe. It also opens the door for new technologies at the intersection of many disciplines like noise reduction, optics, among others; hence the importance of developing this miner.

Back in 1991, the New York Times reported that experts clashed over the project. Back then Dr. J. Anthony Tyson, an astrophysicist at A.T.&T. Bell Laboratories, and at the time chairman of the Astronomy Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation, polled astronomers as to their views about the project: “I perused a list of about 2,000 astronomers and picked 70 who seemed to me likely to have thought about LIGO,” Dr. Tyson said in an interview. “I got 60 replies, and they ran 4 to 1 against LIGO. Most of the astrophysical community seems to feel it would be very difficult to get any important information from a gravity-wave signal, even if one should be detected.”

See the full story at this link:

http://www.nytimes.com/1991/04/30/science/experts-clash-over-project-to-detect-gravity-wave.html?pagewanted=all

Those detractors were all wrong! 26 years latter, I wonder what happened with them or what they are thinking these days.

The Challenge Now:

Are you ready for LIGO and a new kind of Astronomy?

Would you like to build curated collections about LIGO?

Then try our miner.

PS

Here is a nice Mashable article on the subject

http://mashable.com/2016/02/11/einstein-gravitational-waves-detection/

discovered with the miner for the query [einstein].

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