What Comes Next for LIGO? Planning for Post-detection Era
The detection of LIGO's first gravitational wave will be a transformational event, opening new avenues for astrophysical exploration, opportunities to build more powerful detectors directed at known source populations and data analysis enhancements informed by direct detection. This workshop will explore the effect of the first detections on the field of multi-messenger astronomy, their role in the search for electromagnetic counterparts, the status of the emerging international network of GW detectors, and the place of GW science in the broader context of U.S. science. The workshop will take place on May 7-8, 2015 and is aimed at GW scientists, astronomers, and astrophysicists. Visit the workshop's website.