The LIGO Detector in Washington (IMAGE) National Science Foundation Caption This is a view of the LIGO detector in Hanaford, Washington. LIGO research is carried out by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, a group of more than 1000 scientists from universities around the United States and in 14 other countries. Credit LIGO Laboratory Usage Restrictions Use with credit line. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.