News Release • February 17, 2016
In the wake of LIGO’s detection of gravitational waves, the Indian government has approved the construction of the long-awaited third LIGO interferometer. LIGO Laboratory Executive Director, David Reitze expressed his excitement.
“This is the step that we’ve been waiting for. It will allow funding for the LIGO-India project to begin, and commence a number of critical path activities toward getting a detector built in India”, he said, adding, “coming on the heels of the Discovery announcement, this has truly been an historic week for LIGO and for the field of gravitational wave astronomy.”
Read the official Press Release announcing this exciting development below: