Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity predicts that gravitational waves travel across the universe at the speed of light, but he also predicted such waves would never be observed. Researchers around the world are hoping to prove him wrong—about the detection, that is—with experiments such as the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. Researchers from the Deep Underground Gravity Laboratory, or DUGL (“DOO-guhl”) have installed sensitive instruments in the Sanford Underground Research Facility to determine whether it is suitable for a large gravitational wave experiment.
The Deep Underground Gravity Laboratory placed sensitive instruments in Sanford Lab to determine whether it is suitable for a large gravitational wave experiment—and to monitor the earth.
When the earth moves, the Sanford Lab listens
April 12, 2010
Three research groups at the Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake detected recent earthquakes in Japan, Chile, Haiti and Mexico -- as well as last September's tsunami in the Pacific Ocean.
Characterization of rock vibrations at the Homestake mine - The laboratory
July 28, 2009
By: Jan Harms, Angelo Sajeva, Riccardo Desalvo and Vuk Mandic The instruments and the data acquisition are controlled remotely from our lab which is inside the Ross dry.