A gravitational wave observatory operating beyond the quantum shot-noise limit
J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, M Abernathy, C Adams, R Adhikari, C Affeldt, B Allen, GS Allen, E Amador Ceron, D Amariutei, RS Amin, SB Anderson, WG Anderson, K Arai, MA Arain, MC Araya, SM Aston, D Atkinson Show all
Nature Physics | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2011
Awarded by Science and Technology Facilities Council
The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory and the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Max Planck Society, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the cluster of excellence QUEST (Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research), the BMBF, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the State of Niedersachsen/Germany for support of the construction and operation of the GEO 600 detector. The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support of the research by these agencies and by the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS), the SFB TR7, the FP7 project Q-ESSENCE, the Australian Research Council, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy, the Spanish Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia, the Conselleria d'Economia, Hisenda i Innovacio of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Royal Society, the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Carnegie Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the A. P. Sloan Foundation.