The status of the virgo gravitational wave detector

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. D. Fournier, 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, L. 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, 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, M. Tarallo, M. Tonelli, A. Toncelli, E. Tournefier, F. Travasso, C. Tremola, G. Vajente, D. Verkindt, F. Vetrano, A. Viceré, J. Y. Vinet, H. Vocca, M. Yvert

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Abstract

We present the status of the Virgo detector which is approaching its nominal sensitivity to detect gravitational waves predicted by the General Relativity. The commissioning of Virgo in its final configuration started in 2003. The recent progresses performed on the detector are detailed. We report also on the different data analysis activities carried out by the groups of the Virgo Collaboration. We briefly mention the short term planning of the Virgo commissioning and conclude this article with the different research and development programs to improve the sensitivity of the Virgo detector in the following 10 years.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Pages177-196
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9812834265, 9789812834263
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories, MG 2006 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 23 2006Jul 29 2006

Publication series

Name11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity

Conference

Conference11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories, MG 2006
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period07/23/0607/29/06

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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. (2008). The status of the virgo gravitational wave detector. In 11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity (pp. 177-196). (11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812834300_0010