13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Status of the Advanced Virgo project

15 Dec 2015, 11:55
35m
Level 0, Room 2 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 0, Room 2

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva

Speaker

Prof. Fulvio Ricci (University of Rome La Sapienza and INFN Sez. Roma)

Description

The european detector Advanced Virgo is ending the installation phase and the plan is to run during 2016 joining the LIGO detectors installed in USA. Its improved sensitivity will increase the detection probability of GW events. In this talk we summarize the scientific outcome of the old network of advanced detectors in the past configuration. Then, we emphasize the potentialities of the new network in the context of the multimessenger astronomy. which will combine the GW information with those of the electromagnetic and neutrino signals likely emitted during the same astrophysical process.
Collaboration Fulvio Ricci on behalf of the Virgo collaboration

Primary author

Prof. Fulvio Ricci (University of Rome La Sapienza and INFN Sez. Roma)

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