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.
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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 […]
EU Code Week will take place between 15 and 23 October, 2016 and EGO will be part of it! Where? For the 1st time EGO will host at its site in Cascina on Monday 17th October, one of the three workshops Code Week 2016 organised by EURid, the non-profit organisation and registry manager of […]
Adalberto Giazotto and Guido Pizzella were awarded with the “Amaldi medal” for the year 2016. The “Amaldi Medal” is an European prize that is awarded every two years by the Italian Society of General Relativity and Gravitation (SIGRAV)
To celebrate the detection of Gravitational Waves on 14 September 2015, EGO has organised a “Gravity Day” on the site of the Virgo interferometer in Cascina. The program of that day foresees site tours, seminars, astronomical observations and the spectacle “Star Waves” in the evening. Booking to participate in the activities is mandatory, by calling […]
The international collaborators will comment on their ongoing research, at their first press conference since the historic observation of gravitational waves.