Maryland’s experimental gravity group carries out precision gravity experiments and develops highly sensitive gravity sensors. We are investigating the possibility of constructing a new, low-frequency (0.1 to 10 Hz), terrestrial gravitational-wave detector based on superconducting technology. Our future experimentation includes the development of a gradiometer that will have an impact upon the fields of geophysics, resources exploration and navigation. In addition, we are collecting and analyzing data from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) as part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

Personnel

Research Areas

  • Investigation of a New Type of Gravitational Wave Detector
  • Superconducting Gravity Gradiometer
  • Null Test of the Inverse Square Law and Search for a New Force
  • Searches for Gravitational Wave Signals in LIGO Data

Research Group Website: www.physics.umd.edu/GRE

 

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