Penn to make presentation on LIGO at Swiss Institute for Particle Physics meeting – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Penn to make presentation on LIGO at Swiss Institute for Particle Physics meeting

Professor Steven Penn, Physics, has been asked by the LIGO Science Collaboration to present on their behalf at a meeting of the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP). The presentation will be on April 7 in Lausanne, Switzerland. LIGO (Laser Interferometric Gravitational-wave Observatory) is a US-based effort to detect gravitational waves and to observe the universe using these waves. LIGO has recently attained its design sensitivity and is now engaged in a yearlong data collection run. Prof. Penn, who is on research leave for the 2005-06 academic year, has just returned home from a week at the observatory, and he goes back again in March and in May.