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Recently, a group of physicists at The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) completed work detecting gravitational waves. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window into the cosmos.

The Shibboleth Consortium is proud to have LIGO as a member, and to have supported LIGO in these efforts, by delivering technology that provides federated access to scientists involved in this work.

"The Shibboleth project has powered efficient, streamlined, and secure collaboration for LIGO for more than five years. LIGO deploys the Shibboleth IdP for federated SSO to more than 70 Shibboleth SPs managing access to the tools and resources that make LIGO a truly international virtual organization," said Stuart Anderson, Director of Computing for LIGO.

Congratulations to LIGO, MIT and Caltech, and the NSF on this incredible accomplishment!

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