Virgo can be seen as a special kind of telescope, since it looks for phenomena happening far in the cosmos.
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Advanced Virgo will be sensitive to length changes in the 3-km arms which are on the order of a billionth of a billionth of a meter…
They are many and span several engineering and cutting-edge technologies
Advanced Virgo is the major upgrade of the Virgo detector.
This optical configuration of Virgo is called a Michelson interferometer and allows the possibility to unveiling tiny spatial deformations,
The first Advanced Virgo test mass has been installed at the input of the east-west arm of Virgo. This milestone represents a remarkable achievement: the new payload integrates several key technologies and has been regarded as of the main technical challenges of the project.
Thermal noise in mirror suspension is the most severe limit to the low-frequency sensitivity of first generation interferometric gravitational wave detectors. To minimize the pendulum thermal noise, a monolithic suspension, using fused silica as a low dissipation material, has been developed for Advanced Virgo. Now the first monolithic suspension has been realized last Thursday June 11st, thanks to a strong collaboration between the INFN groups of Perugia, Firenze and Roma1.