On November 4 the LIGO Scientific Collaboration began observations that will last for the next 18 months. The data from these observations will be at unprecedented sensitivity and bandwidth and searched for binary neutron stars and black holes, unstructured bursts, continuous waves and stochastic background. In this talk I will discuss the prospect for a first direct observation of gravitational waves.
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