Chris Patrick

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Creating a startup to commercialize technology developed during research is a risky road for physicists and engineers, but the help of experts can improve their chances.

Members of the Dark Energy Survey have partnered with the LIGO experiment in the hunt for gravitational waves. They’re the DES-GW group. DES-GW will use the Dark Energy Camera to help LIGO search for the source of the gravitational waves it detects.

Although they might be invisible to the naked eye, contaminants less than a micron in size can ruin very sensitive experiments in particle physics.