SOKENDAI 4th year (D2)
(Supervisor: Yoichi Aso, Ryutaro Takahashi, Tomotada Akutsu)
Report on my visit to MIT
On April 1st, 2019, LIGO and VIRGO began the 3rd observing run to search gravitational waves. Coating thermal noise is one of the most important noise sources in these gravitational wave detectors. In order to reduce coating thermal noise, direct measurement of it is ongoing at MIT LIGO Lab. I will report the activity at MIT and future prospects of coating.