Early Gravity-Wave Detection Experiments, 1960-1975

  title={Early Gravity-Wave Detection Experiments,
  author={James Lewis Levine},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  • J. L. Levine
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Physics
  • Physics in Perspective
Abstract.I discuss the experiments of Joseph Weber (1919-2000) of the University of Maryland between 1960 and 1973 that were aimed at the detection of gravity waves. He used throughout a quadratic detector to demodulate his antenna signal, which I analyze and compare to a linear detector.The latter was used by all of the other groups that entered the field. Of these, Richard Garwin and I at IBM were one of the first groups to publish, and I discuss in detail our experiments between 1973 and… 
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