Showing of the Documentary "LIGO"

LIGO is director Les Guthman’s inside story of the LIGO collaboration and its historic discovery of gravitational waves. He began filming a few weeks before the detection of GW150914, and, through great good fortune, was on location at the LIGO Livingston Observatory in Louisiana on the day the binary black hole signal came in.

He filmed during the four months LIGO kept the detection secret and continued through 2016 and the summer of 2017, when LIGO and Virgo made a second seminal detection—of two colliding neutron stars—and launched a new era in multi-messenger astronomy. Guthman’s final shoot was in Stockholm in December 2017 with Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish.