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What is the status of gravitational wave searches such as LIGO?

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closed as too localized by Qmechanic, Manishearth, Waffle's Crazy Peanut, Sklivvz Dec 27 '12 at 16:39

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Any particular aspect of the searches you're interested in? What experiments exist, or which ones are planned, or what they have detected, or ruled out...? This is kind of a broad question as is (though it is a good thing to ask about). – David Z Nov 18 '11 at 16:50
The status is that no gravitational waves have been detected yet. Is that all you want to know? – FrankH Nov 18 '11 at 18:37
(Advanced) LIGO has officially announced detection of gravitational waves (as per 11 February 2016). – Danu Feb 14 at 23:59