The Virgo Collaboration

The Virgo Collaboration works on the realization and operation of the Virgo gravitational wave detector, hosted by the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) at Cascina (near Pisa, Italy).

Today, more than 300 people are members of the Virgo Collaboration: they come from many different institutes spread across eight European countries: France, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Germany. A map of the Virgo Collaboration is available below. Virgo acknowledges the contribution of the Albert Einstein Institute of Hannover for providing the squeezer source in use in Advanced Virgo.

This is the list of the Institutes, Universities, and Laboratories that participate in the Virgo Collaboration:

APC – Laboratoire AstroParticule et Cosmologie, CNRS/IN2P3 and Université Denis Diderot Paris 7, Paris
ARTEMIS – Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Nice
g-MAG – Institut Lumière Matière, Université Claude Bernard Lyon and CNRS, Villeurbanne and Laboratoire Navier, Université Paris-Est, Écoles des Ponts, IFSSTAR and CNRS
LAPP – Laboratoire d’Annecy de Physique des Particules, CNRS/IN2P3, Annecy-le-Vieux
LAL – Laboratoire de l’Accélérateur Linéaire, CNRS/IN2P3 et Université Paris-Sud, Orsay and ESPCI ParisTech – Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris
LMA – Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés, CNRS/IN2P3 et Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, Villeurbanne
LKB – Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Sorbonne Université, École Normale Supérieure, Collège de France et CNRS, Paris

Sezione INFN and Università di Firenze – Urbino
Sezione INFN and Università di Genova
INFN Milano Bicocca/Parma/Torino
Sezione INFN and Università di Napoli
Sezione INFN and Università di Padova
Centro INFN TIFPA and Università di Trento
Sezione INFN and Università di Perugia
Sezione INFN and Università di Pisa
Sezione INFN and Università di Roma La Sapienza
Sezione INFN and Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Sezione INFN Salerno and Università del Sannio

The Netherlands
Nikhef – National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam
Radboud University, Nijmegen

Wigner RMKI – Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

IMPAN – Institute of Mathematics – Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

Valencia – Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Mathematics of the University of Valencia
ICCUB – Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona
IFAE – Institut de Fisica d’Altes Energies

Jena University

Université de Liège
Université catholique de Louvain

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