Join a national collaboration of students to study LIGO seismic data.

Who are we?

We're a collaboration of high school students and teachers analyzing data from LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. We're learning how and why the ground shakes by looking at LIGO seismic data and correlating it to other data such as activity from earthquakes or ocean waves, human-induced seismic activity and more. We're working with cutting edge tools that use the grid techniques to share data, create plots and posters and collaborate with other students internationally.

Who can join the LIGO e-Lab collaboration!

You! Think about steps you'd take to investigate how the ground shakes. How would you get started? What do you need to know? Can you collect and use data?

  • Here's your chance to do a research study.
  • Find out what other students have done.
  • Talk it over.
  • Then ask other questions and refine your study!

Do a study!

  • You will:
    • Ask questions about seismic activity.
    • Develop a study plan to answer these questions.
    • Execute your plan.
      • Gather data by using our Internet software.
      • Gather evidence from data.
    • Share and defend your results.

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