Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.


Gravitational waves constrained

Cosmic gravitational waves could provide unprecedented information on the early Universe. The effects that are of interest are small, but experiments are gradually achieving a sensitivity that will test cosmological models.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.

Figure 1: Long arms for gravitational waves.



  1. Abbott, B. et al. (The LIGO Scientific Collaboration) Astrophys. J. 659, 918–930 (2007).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 


  3. Maggiore, M. Phys. Rep. 331, 283–367 (2000).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Gasperini, M. & Veneziano, G. Phys. Rep. 373, 1–212 (2003).

    ADS  MathSciNet  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Brustein, R., Gasperini, M. & Veneziano, G. Phys. Rev. D 55, 3882–3885 (1997).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Maggiore, M. Gravitational waves constrained. Nature 447, 651–652 (2007).

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:


Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing