Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light. See http://www.virgo-gw.eu/#news and http://public.virgo-gw.eu/gw170817_en for more information. For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space and time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a […]
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*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** Issued jointly by the LIGO Laboratory, LIGO Scientific Collaboration, National Science Foundation, and Virgo Collaboration Scientists representing LIGO, Virgo, and some 70 observatories will reveal new details and discoveries made in the ongoing search for gravitational waves. WHAT: Journalists are invited to join the National Science Foundation as it brings together […]
Straight to the source: the LIGO-Virgo global network of interferometers opens a new era for gravitational wave science
The Virgo collaboration and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration report the three-detector observation of gravitational waves. This result highlights the scientific potential of a global network of gravitational wave detectors, by delivering a better localization of the source and access to polarizations of gravitational waves.
The Virgo and LIGO Scientific Collaborations have been observing since November 30, 2016 in the second Advanced Detector Observing Run ‘O2’, searching for gravitational-wave signals, first with the two LIGO detectors, then with both LIGO and Virgo instruments operating together since August 1, 2017.
Today, Tuesday August 1st 2017, the VIRGO detector located at the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) in Cascina (near Pisa, Italy) has officially joined the “Observation Run 2” (O2) and is now taking data alongside the American-based twin LIGO detectors. The O2 data taking period will last until August 25th.
The issue n. 33 of h is out! “h – The Gravitational Voice” is an internal publication of the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) and the Virgo Collaboration. This is the content of the Issue n. 33 (June 2017) GW 170104 One more fusion of two black holes AdV Dedication Commissioning progress Apollo16 astronaut at Virgo […]
A third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, has been made. As was the case with the first two detections, the waves were generated when two black holes merged to form a larger black hole.
The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration have drafted a right of reply in response to the article http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/european-gravitational-wave-detector-falters published on February 16, 2017 by Science Magazine. The text released can be found below: Letter-to-Science-v3 Last updated: Thursday, March 23, 2017
The issue n. 32 of h is out! by Massimiliano Razzano (University of Pisa and INFN-Pisa) “h – The Gravitational Voice” is an internal publication of the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) and the Virgo Collaboration. This is the content of the Issue n. 32 (December 2016) Virgo in poetry A lot of prizes Exhibitions Books […]
Alain Brillet received the scientific award “Prix Ampère de l’Électricité de France 2016” in a stately ceremony of the French Academy of Sciences, on October 18, 2016 in Paris. Alain was awarded the Ampère de l’Électricité de France Prize in relation with the detection of gravitational waves, a breakthrough discovery jointly announced by the LIGO […]