GEO600

Local nameGEO600
LocationSarstedt, Germany

GEO600 is a gravitational wave detector located near Sarstedt South of Hanover, Germany. It is designed and operated by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Leibniz Universität Hannover, along with University of Glasgow, University of Birmingham and Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, and is funded by the Max Planck Society and the Science and Technology Facilities Council. GEO600 is capable of detecting gravitational waves in the frequency range 50 Hz to 1.5 kHz, and is part of a worldwide network of gravitational wave detectors. This instrument, and its sister interferometric detectors, when operational, are some of the most sensitive gravitational wave detectors ever designed. They are designed to detect relative changes in distance of the order of 10−21, about the size of a single atom compared to the distance from the Sun to the Earth. Construction on the project began in 1995.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEO600

Official Website http://www.geo600.org/

Address 31157, Germany

Coordinates 52°14'46.8" N 9°48'27.5" E

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