Status of advanced virgo

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Abstract

The LIGO and the Virgo collaborations have recently announced the first detections of Gravitational Waves. Due to their weak amplitude, Gravitational Waves are expected to produce a very small effect on free-falling masses, which undergo a displacement of the order of 10−18 m for a Km-scale mutual distance. This discovery showed that interferometric detectors are suitable to reveal such a feeble effect, and therefore represent a new tool for astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology in the understanding of the Universe. To better reconstruct the position of the Gravitational Wave source and increase the signal-to-noise ratio of the events by means of multiple coincidence, a network of detectors is necessary. In the USA, the LIGO project has recently concluded its second Observation Run (O2) with a couple of twin 4 kilometer-long arms detectors which are placed in Washington State and Louisiana. Advanced VIRGO (AdV) is a 3 kilometer-long arms second generation interferometer situated in Cascina, near Pisa in Italy. The installation of AdV has been completed in 2016, and the first commissioning phase allowed to get to the target early-stage sensitivity, which was sufficient to join LIGO in the O2 scientific run. In this paper, the challenges of the commissioning of AdV will be presented, together with its current performances and future perspectives. Finally, in the last paragraph the latest discoveries that occurred after the ICNFP 2017 conference will be also described.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02003
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume182
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2018
Event6th International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics, ICNFP 2017 - Crete, Greece
Duration: 17 Aug 201729 Aug 2017

Funding

1APC, AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cité, F-75205 Paris Cedex 13, France, 2Artemis, Université Côte d’Azur, Observatoire Côte d’Azur, CNRS, CS 34229, F-06304 Nice Cedex 4, France, 3Astronomical Observatory Warsaw University, 00-478 Warsaw, Poland, 4Janusz Gil Institute of Astronomy, University of Zielona Góra, 65-265 Zielona Góra, Poland, 5Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-716, Warsaw, Poland, 6Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi, I-00184 Roma, Italy, 7Centre Scientifique de Monaco, 8 quai Antoine Ier, MC-98000, Monaco, 8European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), I-56021 Cascina, Pisa, Italy, 9ESPCI, CNRS, F-75005 Paris, France, 10Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), I-67100 L’Aquila, Italy, 11Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences, 00656 Warsaw, Poland, 12INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, I-80131, Napoli, Italy, 13INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, I-35122 Padova, Italy, 14INFN, Sezione di Firenze, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy, 15INFN, Sezione di Genova, I-16146 Genova, Italy, 16INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, I-67100 Assergi, Italy, 17INFN, Sezione di Napoli, Complesso Universitario di Monte S.Angelo, I-80126 Napoli, Italy, 18INFN, Sezione di Padova, I-35131 Padova, Italy, 19INFN, Sezione di Milano Bicocca, Gruppo Collegato di Parma, I-43124 Parma, Italy, 20INFN, Sezione di Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy, 21INFN, Sezione di Pisa, I-56127 Pisa, Italy, 22INFN, Sezione di Roma, I-00185 Roma, Italy, 23INFN, Sezione di Roma Tor Vergata, I-00133 Roma, Italy, 24INFN, Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Applications, I-38123 Povo, Trento, Italy, 25LAL, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay, F-91898 Orsay, France, 26Laboratoire d’Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules (LAPP), Université Savoie Mont Blanc, CNRS/IN2P3, F-74941 Annecy, France, 27Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, UPMC-Sorbonne Universités, CNRS, ENS-PSL Research University, Collège de France, F-75005 Paris, France, 28Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés (LMA), CNRS/IN2P3, F-69622 Villeurbanne, France, 29National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588, Japan, 30NCBJ, 05-400 S´wierk-Otwock, Poland, 31Nikhef, Science Park, 1098 XG Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 32Observatori Astronòmic, Universitat de València, E-46980 Paterna, València, Spain, 33Department of Astrophysics/IMAPP, Radboud University Nijmegen, P.O. Box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 34Wigner RCP, RMKI, H-1121 Budapest, Konkoly Thege Miklós út 29-33, Hungary, 35Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7, I-56126 Pisa, Italy, 36VU University Amsterdam, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 37University of Białystok, 15-424 Białystok, Poland, 38Università di Camerino, Dipartimento di Fisica, I-62032 Camerino, Italy, 39Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Genova, I-16146 Genova, Italy, 40Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG

FundersFunder number
11Institute of Mathematics
6Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi9ESPCI, MC-98000
F-75005 Paris
I-56127
Polish Academy of SciencesI-80131
Sasso Science Institute
Sezione di Firenze
Sezione di Roma
Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Université Paris Diderot

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