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World's most perfect mirrors (The)

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  00:06:12  2017  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

The most reflective mirrors of the world are at the LMA laboratory (Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés/laboratory of advanced materials) in Lyon. Up to two years is needed to integrate gravitational wave detectors like LIGO or VIGO. As key elements in these detectors, they are among the most accurate optical components ever produced in the world. Each of their processing steps must be conducted under stringent temperature, hygrometry and cleanliness conditions to reach the most perfect end-result as possible.

Producer : CNRS Images
Director : BAKER Nicolas (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Scientific referent : MICHEL ChristophePINARD Laurent
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of archive images, 2D and 3D animations and aerial shots.
Voice over. Interviews (live sound). Music.
PersonnalitiesMICHEL Christophe(LMA, USR CNRS et Univ. Lyon 1); PINARD Laurent(LMA, USR CNRS et Univ. Lyon 1)
NotesLMA : Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés
LIGO : Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
Technical Sheet
Item No.6320
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD
VersionFrench ; English ; International version