LIGO Team Testifies at US Congress on the Discovery



As a follow-up to the announcement of LIGO’s first observation of gravitational waves, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has asked LIGO Scientific Collaboration members to testify on the discovery, its meaning for science and society, and what the future may hold.

The LIGO Lab Executive Director David Reitze, the LSC Spokesperson Gabriela Gonzalez, and the LIGO MIT Director David Shoemaker were invited to testify at the Full House Committee Hearing on Feb 24, 2016.

Watch the hearing:


Opening Statement by Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas)
Testimony of Dr. Fleming Crim
Testimony of Dr. David Reitze
Testimony of Dr. Gabriela Gonzalez
Testimony of Dr. David Shoemaker

Image l-r: Fleming Crim, David Reitze, Gabriela Gonzalez, David Shoemaker. Image credit: Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab.