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Open access resources on LIGO & gravitational waves: Other resources


The Libraries collaborated with MIT gravitational wave researcher Scott Hughes to create this guide, and also consulted with scientists from the MIT LIGO group. 

Other LIGO & gravitational wave resources

LIGO database

  • LIGO has its own rich database of papers, including technical reports and research articles, and many are publicly accessible. Search by author, keyword, or topic.
  • LIGO’s database also includes companion papers related to the initial detection article that was published in the American Physical Society’s journal Physical Review Letters. Many of these articles will appear in DSpace@MIT after they’ve been accepted for publication.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

MIT's Institute Archives and Special Collections houses Professor Rainer Weiss’s papers: “Rainer Weiss Papers, MC 517.” Ask the Archives for access.

In the media

There were thousands of news articles after the detection event. A few notable ones that featured interviews with MIT researchers: