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and we observed both recently
On February 11, 2016, the LIGO team announced that gravitational waves have been observed, and along with this great news, they released:
- the main scientific publication about this discovery under the CC-BY licence
- pre-prints of upcoming publications on ArXiV.org under the ArXiV licence, hence making the pre-prints open access
- observation data under an attribution license and with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.7935/K5MW2F23
- Tutorial on Jupyter
- and to complete this, lots of easily understandable additional information about the experiment is available on their website www.ligo.org, such as a description of the experimental septup.
This observation and the analysis of the collected data is of great importance for Physics and beyond. In the process, their seems that Open Science best practices were obvious. Why not everywhere else in Science? 😉
Originaly posted here .