Methods of gravitational wave detection in the VIRGO Interferometer

F. Acernese, P. Amico, M. Alshourbagy, F. Antonucci, S. Aoudia, P. Astone, S. Avino, D. Babusci, G. Ballardin, F. Barone, L. Barsotti, M. Barsuglia, F. Beauville, S. Bigotta, S. Birindelli, M. A. Bizouard, C. Boccara, F. Bondu, L. Bosi, C. BradaschiaS. Braccini, A. Brillet, V. Brisson, L. Brocco, D. Buskulic, E. Calloni, E. Campagna, F. Carbognani, F. Cavalier, R. Cavalieri, G. Cella, E. Cesarini, E. Chassande-Mottin, N. Christensen, C. Corda, A. Corsi, F. Cottone, A. C. Clapson, F. Cleva, J. P. Coulon, E. Cuoco, A. Dari, V. Dattilo, M. Davier, M. Del Prete, R. De Rosa, L. Di Fiore, A. Di Virgilio, B. Dujardin, A. Eleuteri, I. Ferrante, F. Fidecaro, I. Fiori, R. Flaminio, J. H. Fournier, O. Francois, S. Frasca, F. Frasconi, L. Gammaitoni, F. Garufi, E. Genin, A. Gennai, A. Giazotto, G. Giordano, L. Giordano, R. Gouaty, D. Grosjean, G. Guidi, S. Hebri, H. Heitmann, P. Hello, S. Karkar, S. Kreckelbergh, P. La Penna, M. Laval, N. Leroy, N. Letendre, B. Lopez, Lorenzini, V. Loriette, G. Losurdo, J. M. MacKowski, E. Majorana, C. N. Man, M. Mantovani, F. Marchesoni, F. Marion, J. Marque, F. Martelli, A. Masserot, M. Mazzoni, L. Milano, F. Menzinger, C. Moins, J. Moreau, N. Morgado, B. Mours, F. Nocera, A. Pai, C. Palomba, F. Paoletti, S. Pardi, A. Pasqualetti, R. Passaquieti, D. Passuello, B. Perniola, F. Piergiovanni, L. Pinard, R. Poggiani, M. Punturo, P. Puppo, K. Qipiani, P. Rapagnani, V. Reita, A. Remillieux, F. Ricci, I. Ricciardi, P. Ruggi, G. Russo, S. Solimeno, A. Spallicci, R. Stanga, T. Marco, M. Tonelli, A. Toncelli, E. Tournefier, F. Travasso, C. Tremola, G. Vajente, D. Verkindt, F. Vetrano, A. Viceré, J. H. Vinet, H. Vocca, M. Yvert

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Abstract

The gravitational wave detector VIRGO is in the final commissioning phase and some preliminary data has already been acquired. The aim of VIRGO is to directly detect gravitational waves emitted by compact objects at the time of coalescence and by other astrophysical sources. Here we report on the present sensitivity for detecting these sources and what we will achieve in the near future. We also discuss some details of our data analysis methods and we show some preliminary results related to the fraction of the Universe that we can observe.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTHE MULTICOLORED LANDSCAPE OF COMPACT OBJECTS AND THEIR EXPLOSIVE ORIGINS
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages187-193
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0735404348, 9780735404342
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventTHE MULTICOLORED LANDSCAPE OF COMPACT OBJECTS AND THEIR EXPLOSIVE ORIGINS - Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Duration: Jun 11 2006Jun 24 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume924
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceTHE MULTICOLORED LANDSCAPE OF COMPACT OBJECTS AND THEIR EXPLOSIVE ORIGINS
CountryItaly
CityCefalu, Sicily
Period06/11/0606/24/06

Keywords

  • Detector
  • Experiment
  • General relativity
  • Gravitational wave

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    Acernese, F., Amico, P., Alshourbagy, M., Antonucci, F., Aoudia, S., Astone, P., Avino, S., Babusci, D., Ballardin, G., Barone, F., Barsotti, L., Barsuglia, M., Beauville, F., Bigotta, S., Birindelli, S., Bizouard, M. A., Boccara, C., Bondu, F., Bosi, L., ... Yvert, M. (2007). Methods of gravitational wave detection in the VIRGO Interferometer. In THE MULTICOLORED LANDSCAPE OF COMPACT OBJECTS AND THEIR EXPLOSIVE ORIGINS (pp. 187-193). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 924). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2774858