“I am loving the app,” wrote one participant using a mobile application Lux deployed. Lux supported the National Science Foundation (NSF) Large Facilities Workshop, which was held earlier this month at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) facility in Louisiana. Lux also coordinated a visit and tour of the facility, which famously made the world’s first direct detection of gravitational waves in 2015, heralding a new era in astronomical exploration. Lux’s technical contribution was a little smaller than that of LIGO — small enough to fit on a mobile device! Nonetheless, users enjoyed the mobile access to presentations, the agenda, communications, and pictures shared by fellow participants. Downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play, the application reduced the need for reams of paper and made real time communication with and among attendees easy. For more information, please contact BD@luxcg.com.
Images: Lux staff members having fun with arms out-stretched (representing the LIGO Laser Beam Tunnels); Homepage of mobile application deployed by Lux; Interior of LIGO control room.