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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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.
On Thursday May 18 the Virgo collaboration will organize a one-day workshop at EGO to allow young researchers (PhD students and postdocs) to enter into contact with more senior researchers and to exchange about gravitational waves
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 […]
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)
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This post is part of a series about quick questions and answers about the Virgo experiment and the science of gravitational waves. Do you have a quick question? Tell us and we will reply! What is the Virgo Collaboration? The Virgo Collaboration is an international team of researchers, engineers, and technicians working together on the […]
The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in the data from Advanced LIGO detectors