Vol 11, No 1 (2011) / Aguiar

Past, present and future of the Resonant-Mass gravitational wave detectors

Odylio Denys Aguiar


Resonant-mass gravitational wave detectors are reviewed from the concept of gravitational waves and its mathematical derivation, using Einstein's general relativity, to the present status of bars and spherical detectors, and their prospects for the future, which include dual detectors and spheres with non-resonant transducers. The review not only covers technical aspects of detectors and sciences that will be done, but also analyzes the subject in a historical perspective, covering the various detection efforts over four decades, starting from Weber's pioneering work.


gravitation — gravitational waves — instrumentation: detectors

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