Advanced Virgo status

F. Acernese, T. Adams, M. Agathos, K. Agatsuma, L. Aiello, A. Allocca, N. Arnaud, S. Ascenzi, P. Astone, P. Bacon, M. K.M. Bader, F. Baldaccini, G. Ballardin, F. Barone, M. Barsuglia, D. Barta, A. Basti, V. Bavigadda, M. Bazzan, M. BejgerD. Bersanetti, A. Bertolini, M. Bitossi, M. A. Bizouard, S. Bloemen, M. Boer, G. Bogaert, F. Bondu, R. Bonnand, B. A. Boom, V. Boschi, Y. Bouffanais, A. Bozzi, C. Bradaschia, M. Branchesi, T. Briant, A. Brillet, V. Brisson, T. Bulik, H. J. Bulten, D. Buskulic, C. Buy, G. Cagnoli, E. Calloni, E. Capocasa, F. Carbognani, J. Casanueva Diaz, C. Casentini, F. Cavalier, R. Cavalieri, G. Cella, L. Cerboni Baiardi, G. Cerretani, E. Cesarini, E. Chassande-Mottin, A. Chincarini, A. Chiummo, S. Chua, F. Cleva, E. Coccia, P. F. Cohadon, A. Colla, A. Conte, L. Conti, S. Cortese, J. P. Coulon, E. Cuoco, S. D'Antonio, V. Dattilo, M. Davier, R. Day, G. Debreczeni, J. Degallaix, M. De Laurentis, S. Deléglise, R. De Rosa, L. Di Fiore, M. Di Giovanni, T. Di Girolamo, A. Di Lieto, S. Di Pace, A. Di Virgilio, V. Dolique, M. Ducrot, V. Fafone*, S. Farinon, I. Ferrante, F. Ferrini, F. Fidecaro, I. Fiori, D. Fiorucci, R. Flaminio, J. D. Fournier, S. Frasca, F. Frasconi, V. Frey, L. Gammaitoni, F. Garufi, G. Gemme, E. Genin, A. Gennai, V. Germain, S. Ghosh, A. Giazotto, J. M. Gonzalez Castro, M. Gosselin, R. Gouaty, A. Grado, M. Granata, G. Greco, P. Groot, G. M. Guidi, J. Harms, A. Heidmann, H. Heitmann, P. Hello, G. Hemming, D. Hoak, D. Hofman, D. Huet, J. M. Isac, T. Jacqmin, P. Jaranowski, R. J.G. Jonker, M. Kasprzack, F. Kéfélian, I. Khan, S. Koley, I. Kowalska, A. Królak, A. Kutynia, C. Lazzaro, P. Leaci, E. O. Lebigot, M. Leonardi, N. Leroy, N. Letendre, M. Lorenzini, V. Loriette, G. Losurdo, E. Majorana, I. Maksimovic, V. Malvezzi, N. Man, M. Mantovani, F. Marchesoni, F. Marion, F. Martelli, L. Martellini, A. Masserot, S. Mastrogiovanni, D. Meacher, J. Meidam, M. Merzougui, R. Metzdorff, F. Mezzani, C. Michel, L. Milano, A. Miller, Y. Minenkov, A. Moggi, M. Mohan, M. Montani, B. Mours, I. Nardecchia, L. Naticchioni, G. Nelemans, M. Neri, S. Nissanke, F. Nocera, C. Palomba, F. Paoletti, A. Paoli, A. Pasqualetti, R. Passaquieti, D. Passuello, B. Patricelli, R. Pedurand, O. J. Piccinni, M. Pichot, F. Piergiovanni, G. Pillant, L. Pinard, R. Poggiani, P. Popolizio, M. Prijatelj, G. A. Prodi, M. Punturo, P. Puppo, P. Rapagnani, M. Razzano, V. Re, T. Regimbau, L. Rei, F. Ricci, F. Robinet, A. Rocchi, L. Rolland, R. Romano, D. Rosinska, P. Ruggi, L. Salconi, B. Sassolas, D. Sentenac, V. Sequino, Y. Setyawati, K. Siellez, M. Sieniawska, A. Singhal, F. Sorrentino, N. Straniero, G. Stratta, B. L. Swinkels, M. Tacca, S. Tiwari, M. Tonelli, F. Travasso, M. C. Tringali, L. Trozzo, M. Turconi, N. Van Bakel, M. Van Beuzekom, J. F.J. Van Den Brand, C. Van Den Broeck, L. Van Der Schaaf, J. V. Van Heijningen, M. Vardaro, M. Vasúth, G. Vedovato, D. Verkindt, F. Vetrano, A. Viceré, J. Y. Vinet, H. Vocca, G. Wang, M. Was, L. W. Wei, M. Yvert, A. Zadro Zny, L. Zangrando, J. P. Zendri

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Abstract

The Advanced Virgo project was funded in 2009 with the aim of improving the sensitivity of the Virgo interferometric detector for gravitational waves by a factor of ten, which corresponds to an increase in the detection rate by about three orders of magnitude. The upgrade is now close to completion: the new interferometer will enter its commissioning phase in 2016. The new detector will be hosted in the same infrastructure as Virgo, but many technological upgrades have been put in place to reach the sensitivity goal. In this paper the detector design and the observational perspectives are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th Marcel Grossman Meeting On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories, Proceedings
EditorsRemo Ruffini, Massimo Bianchi, Remo Ruffini, Robert T Jantzen
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Pages3183-3191
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789813226593
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event14th Marcel Grossman Meeting On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories - Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 Jul 201518 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference14th Marcel Grossman Meeting On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period12/07/1518/07/15

Keywords

  • Detectors
  • Gravitational waves

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    Acernese, F., Adams, T., Agathos, M., Agatsuma, K., Aiello, L., Allocca, A., ... Zendri, J. P. (2017). Advanced Virgo status. In R. Ruffini, M. Bianchi, R. Ruffini, & R. T. Jantzen (Eds.), 14th Marcel Grossman Meeting On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories, Proceedings (pp. 3183-3191). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813226609_0406