Status of the Virgo project

Year: 2011

Authors: Accadia T., Acernese F., Antonucci F., Astone P., Ballardin G., Barone F., Barsuglia M., Basti A., Bauer Th S., Bebronne M.. Beker M.G., Belletoile A., Birindelli S., Bitossi M., Bizouard M.A., Blom M., Bondu F., Bonelli L., Bonnand R., Boschi V., Bosi L., Bouhou B., Braccini S., Bradaschia C., Branchesi M., Briant T., Brillet A., Brisson V., Budzynski R., Bulik T., Bulten H.J., Buskulic D., Buy C., Cagnoli G., Calloni E., Canuel B., Carbognani F., Cavalier F., Cavalieri R., Cella G., Cesarini E., Chaibi O., Chassande-Mottin E., Chincarini A., Cleva F., Coccia E., Cohadon P.-F., Colacino C.N., Colas J., Colla A., Colombini M., Corsi A., Coulon J-P, Cuoco E., D’Antonio S., Dattilo V., Davier M., Day R., De Rosa R., Debreczeni G., Del Pozzo W., Del Prete M., Di Fiore L., Di Lieto A., Di Paolo Emilio M. , Di Virgilio A., Dietz A., Drago M., Fafone V., Ferrante I., Fidecaro F., Fiori I., Flaminio R., Forte L.A., Fournier J-D, Franc J., Frasca S., Frasconi F., Galimberti M., Gammaitoni L., Garufi F., Gaspar M.E., Gemme G., Genin E., Gennai A., Giazotto A., Gouaty R., Granata V., Greverie C., Guidi G., Hayau J.-F., Heidmann A., Heitmann H., Hello P., Huet D., Jaranowski P., Kowalska I., Krolak A., Leroy N., Letendre N., Li T.G.F., Liguori N., Lorenzini M., Loriette V., Losurdo G., Majorana E., Maksimovic I., Man C. N., Mantovani M., Marchesoni F., Marion F., Marque J., Martelli F., Masserot A., Mitchel C., Milano L., Minenkov Y., Mohan M., Morgado N., Morgia A., Mosca S., Moscatelli V., Mours B., Nocera F., Pagliaroli G., Palladino L., Palomba C., Paoletti F., Parisi M., Pasqualetti A., Passaquieti R., Passuello D., Persichetti G., Pichot M., Piergiovanni F., Pietka M., Pinard L., Poggiani R., Prato M., Prodi G.A., Punturo M., Puppo P., Rabeling D.S., Racz I., Rapagnani P., Re V., Regimbau T., Ricci F., Robinet F., Rocchi A., Rolland L., Romano R., Rosinska D., Ruggi P., Sassolas B., Sentenac D., Sperandio L., Sturani R., Swinkeles B., Tacca M., Taffarello L., Toncelli A., Tonelli M., Torre O., Tournefier E., Travasso F., Vajente G., van den Brand J.F.J., van Den Broeck C., van der Putten S., Vasuth M., Vavoulidis M., Vedovato G., Verkindt D., Vetrano F., Vicere A., Vinet J-Y, Vitale S., Vocca H., Ward R.L., Was M., Yvert M., Zendri J.-P.

Autors Affiliation: Univ Savoie, CNRS IN2P3, Lab Annecy le Vieux Phys Particules LAPP, F-74941 Annecy Le Vieux, France; Complesso Univ Monte S Angelo, Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Napoli, I-80126 Naples, Italy; Complesso Univ Monte S Angelo, Univ Naples Federico II, I-80126 Naples, Italy; Univ Salerno, I-84084 Salerno, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Roma, I-00185 Rome, Italy; Univ Roma La Sapienza, I-00185 Rome, Italy; EGO, I-56021 Cascina, PI, Italy; Univ Paris Diderot, Lab AstroParticule & Cosmol APC, CNRS IN2P3, Observ Paris,CEA DSM IRFU, F-75013 Paris, France; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Pisa, I-56127 Pisa, Italy; Univ Pisa, I-56127 Pisa, Italy; Univ Siena, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Nikhef, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Vrije Univ Amsterdam, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands; Univ Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observ Cote Azur, F-06304 Nice, France; Univ Rennes 1, CNRS, Inst Phys Rennes, F-35042 Rennes, France; Univ Paris 11, LAL, CNRS IN2P3, F-91898 Orsay, France; CNRS, ESPCI, F-75005 Paris, France; IN2P3 CNRS, LMA, F-69622 Lyon, France; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy; Univ Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Firenze, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; Univ Urbino Carlo Bo, I-61029 Urbino, Italy; Univ Paris 06, CNRS, UPMC, Lab Kastler Brossel,ENS, F-75005 Paris, France; IM PAN, PL-00956 Warsaw, Poland; Warsaw Univ, Astron Observ, PL-00478 Warsaw, Poland; CAMK PAN, PL-00716 Warsaw, Poland; Bialystok Univ, PL-15424 Bialystok, Poland; IPJ, PL-05400 Otwock, Poland; Inst Astron, PL-65265 Zielona Gora, Poland; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Genova, I-16146 Genoa, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Roma Tor Vergata, I-00133 Rome, Italy; Univ Roma Tor Vergata, I-00133 Rome, Italy; Univ Aquila, I-67100 Laquila, Italy; RMKI, H-1121 Budapest, Hungary; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Grp Collegato Trento, I-38050 Povo, Trento, Italy; Univ Trent, I-38050 Povo, Trento, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Padova, I-35131 Padua, Italy

Abstract: We describe the present state and future evolution of the Virgo gravitational wave detector, realized by the Virgo Collaboration at the European Gravitational Observatory, in Cascina near Pisa in Italy. We summarize basic principles of the operation and the design features of the Virgo detector. We present the sensitivity evolution due to a series of intermediate upgrades called Virgo+ which is being completed this year and includes new monolithic suspensions. We describe the present scientific potential of the detector. Finally we discuss the plans for the second generation of the detector, called Advanced Virgo, introducing its new features, the expected sensitivity evolution and the scientific potential.

Journal/Review: CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY

Volume: 28 (11)      Pages from: 114002  to: 114002

KeyWords: gravitational waves
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/28/11/114002

Citations: 195
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