Status of the virgo project

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

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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.

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Article number114002
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume28
Issue number11
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Publication statusPublished - May 21 2011

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Accadia, T., Acernese, F., Antonucci, F., Astone, P., Ballardin, G., Barone, F., ... Zendri, J. P. (2011). Status of the virgo project. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 28(11), [114002]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/28/11/114002

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In: Classical and Quantum Gravity, Vol. 28, No. 11, 114002, 21.05.2011.

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Accadia, T, Acernese, F, Antonucci, F, Astone, P, Ballardin, G, Barone, F, Barsuglia, M, Basti, A, Bauer, TS, Bebronne, M, Beker, MG, Belletoile, A, Birindelli, S, Bitossi, M, Bizouard, MA, 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, Budzyński, R, Bulik, T, Bulten, HJ, 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, PF, Colacino, CN, Colas, J, Colla, A, Colombini, M, Corsi, A, Coulon, JP, Cuoco, E, D'Antonio, S, Dattilo, V, Davier, M, Day, R, De Rosa, R, Debreczeni, G, Pozzo, WD, Del Prete, M, Fiore, LD, Lieto, AD, Emilio, MDP, Virgilio, AD, Dietz, A, Drago, M, Fafone, V, Ferrante, I, Fidecaro, F, Fiori, I, Flaminio, R, Forte, LA, Fournier, JD, Franc, J, Frasca, S, Frasconi, F, Galimberti, M, Gammaitoni, L, Garufi, F, Gspr, ME, Gemme, G, Genin, E, Gennai, A, Giazotto, A, Gouaty, R, Granata, M, Greverie, C, Guidi, GM, Hayau, JF, Heidmann, A, Heitmann, H, Hello, P, Huet, D, Jaranowski, P, Kowalska, I, Królak, A, Leroy, N, Letendre, N, Li, TGF, Liguori, N, Lorenzini, M, Loriette, V, Losurdo, G, Majorana, E, Maksimovic, I, Man, N, Mantovani, M, Marchesoni, F, Marion, F, Marque, J, Martelli, F, Masserot, A, Michel, 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, GA, Punturo, M, Puppo, P, Rabeling, DS, Rácz, I, Rapagnani, P, Re, V, Regimbau, T, Ricci, F, Robinet, F, Rocchi, A, Rolland, L, Romano, R, Rosińska, D, Ruggi, P, Sassolas, B, Sentenac, D, Sperandio, L, Sturani, R, Swinkels, B, Tacca, M, Taffarello, L, Toncelli, A, Tonelli, M, Torre, O, Tournefier, E, Travasso, F, Vajente, G, Van Den Brand, JFJ, Van Den Broeck, C, Van Der Putten, S, Vasúth, M, Vavoulidis, M, Vedovato, G, Verkindt, D, Vetrano, F, Viceré, A, Vinet, JY, Vitale, S, Vocca, H, Ward, RL, Was, M, Yvert, M & Zendri, JP 2011, 'Status of the virgo project', Classical and Quantum Gravity, vol. 28, no. 11, 114002. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/28/11/114002
Accadia T, Acernese F, Antonucci F, Astone P, Ballardin G, Barone F et al. Status of the virgo project. Classical and Quantum Gravity. 2011 May 21;28(11). 114002. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/28/11/114002
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AU - Barsuglia, M.

AU - Basti, A.

AU - Bauer, Th S.

AU - Bebronne, M.

AU - Beker, M. G.

AU - Belletoile, A.

AU - Birindelli, S.

AU - Bitossi, M.

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AU - Blom, M.

AU - Bondu, F.

AU - Bonelli, L.

AU - Bonnand, R.

AU - Boschi, V.

AU - Bosi, L.

AU - Bouhou, B.

AU - Braccini, S.

AU - Bradaschia, C.

AU - Branchesi, M.

AU - Briant, T.

AU - Brillet, A.

AU - Brisson, V.

AU - Budzyński, R.

AU - Bulik, T.

AU - Bulten, H. J.

AU - Buskulic, D.

AU - Buy, C.

AU - Cagnoli, G.

AU - Calloni, E.

AU - Canuel, B.

AU - Carbognani, F.

AU - Cavalier, F.

AU - Cavalieri, R.

AU - Cella, G.

AU - Cesarini, E.

AU - Chaibi, O.

AU - Chassande Mottin, E.

AU - Chincarini, A.

AU - Cleva, F.

AU - Coccia, E.

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AU - Liguori, N.

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AU - Loriette, V.

AU - Losurdo, G.

AU - Majorana, E.

AU - Maksimovic, I.

AU - Man, N.

AU - Mantovani, M.

AU - Marchesoni, F.

AU - Marion, F.

AU - Marque, J.

AU - Martelli, F.

AU - Masserot, A.

AU - Michel, C.

AU - Milano, L.

AU - Minenkov, Y.

AU - Mohan, M.

AU - Morgado, N.

AU - Morgia, A.

AU - Mosca, S.

AU - Moscatelli, V.

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AU - Nocera, F.

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AU - Rapagnani, P.

AU - Re, V.

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AU - Ricci, F.

AU - Robinet, F.

AU - Rocchi, A.

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AU - Romano, R.

AU - Rosińska, D.

AU - Ruggi, P.

AU - Sassolas, B.

AU - Sentenac, D.

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AU - Sturani, R.

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AU - Tacca, M.

AU - Taffarello, L.

AU - Toncelli, A.

AU - Tonelli, M.

AU - Torre, O.

AU - Tournefier, E.

AU - Travasso, F.

AU - Vajente, G.

AU - Van Den Brand, J. F J

AU - Van Den Broeck, C.

AU - Van Der Putten, S.

AU - Vasúth, M.

AU - Vavoulidis, M.

AU - Vedovato, G.

AU - Verkindt, D.

AU - Vetrano, F.

AU - Viceré, A.

AU - Vinet, J. Y.

AU - Vitale, S.

AU - Vocca, H.

AU - Ward, R. L.

AU - Was, M.

AU - Yvert, M.

AU - Zendri, J. P.

PY - 2011/5/21

Y1 - 2011/5/21

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

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U2 - 10.1088/0264-9381/28/11/114002

DO - 10.1088/0264-9381/28/11/114002

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:79957526164

VL - 28

JO - Classical and Quantum Gravity

JF - Classical and Quantum Gravity

SN - 0264-9381

IS - 11

M1 - 114002

ER -