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金曜日, 2月 12th, 2016

Feb. 12th, 2016

Message from KAGRA on the discovery of Gravitational Wave signal by LIGO-Virgo collaborations

We, the KAGRA collaboration, congratulate the LIGO and Virgo collaborations for the discovery of the gravitational wave signal. It is a historic discovery where the whole field of gravitational waves and general relativity have been waited for.

It is really exciting news, because it is now clear that the studies of gravitational waves and massive compact objects, such as black holes and neutron stars, can be made by the present generation gravitational wave detectors including KAGRA.

KAGRA would like to complete the construction, achieve the high sensitivity and join the international gravitational wave network as soon as possible so that KAGRA can contribute to the new field of gravitational wave astronomy. Because KAGRA is located underground and going to use cryogenic mirrors, KAGRA is particularly suited to study gravitational wave signals below about 100 Hz, where many signals of mergers of black hole binaries are expected, as observed by LIGO.

In addition to the merger of black hole binaries, there are many astronomical objects to be studied with gravitational waves. For example, KAGRA wants to detect a birth of a black hole created by a coalescence of binary neutron stars and resolve the mystery of short gamma ray bursts with the other gravitational wave detectors and with the partners of multi-messenger astronomy.

Takaaki Kajita,
for the KAGRA collaboration

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水曜日, 10月 7th, 2015

Professor Kajita, who is the PI of KAGRA, won the Nobel prize in physics !!

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火曜日, 7月 9th, 2013

Yoshiki high school students visited CLIO and SK in July 9th. This event was also reported in a local newspaper.

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日曜日, 7月 8th, 2012

In 8th July, a workshop about KAGRA with the department of physics and engineer of Toyama University was held in the Toyama University.

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水曜日, 6月 27th, 2012

In June 17th, Uchiyama-kun who is ICRR member gave a lecture on KAGRA in the GSA seminar promoted by Hida academy.

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火曜日, 3月 27th, 2012

The KAGRA logo was selected.

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土曜日, 1月 28th, 2012

LCGT finally got new nickname “KAGRA”. KA means “Kamioka”, and GRA means Gravity and Gravitational wave.

A detail report is shown in this page.

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土曜日, 1月 21st, 2012

LCGT ground breaking ceremony was held in Mozumi, Kamioka-cho, Hida-city, Gifu prefecture.
Some photos about ceremony are shown in this page.

LCGT ground breaking ceremony was written up in several newspaper.
(web page on Gifu newspaper).

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火曜日, 4月 12th, 2011

Yamanashi nichi-nichi newspaper wrote up a company in this region accepted an order for LCGT vacuum system in April 8th.

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金曜日, 9月 24th, 2010

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Research Promotion Bureau ( in Japanese )

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木曜日, 8月 12th, 2010

Mainichi Newspaper (in Japanese ) an article in the Mainichi Newspaper

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日曜日, 8月 8th, 2010

Nihon Keizai Newspaper (in Japanese )

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火曜日, 8月 3rd, 2010

BS Nippon Television Network Corporation “Daily Planet” Planet View (in Japanese )

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月曜日, 7月 19th, 2010

Sankei Newspaper (in Japanese )

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金曜日, 9月 4th, 2009

Chunichi Newspaper (in Japanese ) an article in the Chunichi Newspaper

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