Status of Virgo detector

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Abstract

The commissioning of the Virgo gravitational wave detector has restarted after several major hardware upgrades carried out during winter 2005. Now Virgo is fully operative and its sensitivity greatly improved and continually improving. A program of short scientific data taking has already started and Virgo is moving towards a period of continuous data taking, which should start at the end of May 2007. The actual status of the Virgo detector is reported, describing the actual detector sensitivity as well as the limiting noises and the mid-term plans.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberS01
Pages (from-to)S381-S388
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume24
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 7 2007

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