Gallery

270 degrees panorama of the Glasgow 10m prototype lab and the ERC Speed-Meter experiment (vacuum tanks on the left). Control room of the Glasgow 10m interferometer. One of the rare pictures of Stefan pretending to do some actual work. Fraser Campbell working on his 1m in-air test Sagnac interferometer.
First fringes of the 1m in-air test Sagnac interferometer. Comparison of an old Garching prototype mirror (right) and a 1.6g mirror (left). Neil teaching Stefan how to mould good rubber for seismic isolation stacks. The Speed-Meter corner of the cleanroom after the stainless steel sledge has been removed.
Custom made Fluorel springs after Matthew cleaned them in the ultra sonic bath, cooked them 4 times for 2 hours and baked them for 3 days. How to handle heavy steel plates? Right, - you need to screw on handles. Four men, four 'corners'. 4 stage seismic isolation stack made out of 240kg of stainless steel, squeezed to less than 8cm in height.
Science selfie! Russells nice mock-up of the auxiliary suspensions. Looks pretty scar ... eh, challanging.
At a visit Jan Harms shows us how to convert a S13 seismometer from vertical to horizontal operation. CAD model of our auxiliary suspensions designed by Jan and Russell CAD drawing of the speedmeter setup, including vacuum tanks, seismic isolationstacks, bridge structure and some of the suspensions.
CAD drawing of our auxiliary suspensions (left) and the 100g monolithic suspensions (right).
New coil winding machine. Preparation of auxiliary suspension parts.
Dirty Assembly of our double stage auxiliary suspensions. Surface flatness maps of one of our steering mirrors.

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