The Virgo Collaboration and the CNRS/INFN EGO Consortium have set-up a Forum where participating astrophysicists and theorists would contribute to the further development of scientific knowledge around Virgo.

It is the purpose of the Virgo–EGO Scientific Forum (VESF) to enlarge the research community around the present Virgo collaboration by providing individual participants and institutions interested with scientific opportunities of stimulating research, publications, and all other scientific activities.

The VESF includes the members of the Virgo Collaboration and all the scientists interested in gravitational wave research from other laboratories and institutions.
Click here to see all the groups that so far are VESF Council members.

The VESF scope, functions and organization are detailed in its Charter.
As foreseen in the Charter, the VESF governing body is its Council.
The Council elects the members of the Executive Board that chooses the VESF Coordinator among the people proposed by the Council.

The Executive Board (EB) is currently formed by:
  • Luigi Stella, VESF Coordinator, chairs the EB
  • Toni Font, Member
  • Andrea Possenti, Member
  • Nikolaos Stergioulas, Member
  • Guglielmo Tino, Member
  • Virgo spokesperson (Fulvio Ricci), Member
  • EGO Director (Federico Ferrini), Member

VESF core activities are the funding of fellowships and the organization of schools on gravitational waves.

Latest News:
This year's VESF School will be run together with the Astro-GR meeting.
It will be held at the INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma from July 14th through July 18th 2014.
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The application deadline is May 31st.

For any information on VESF, please contact the EGO Scientific Secretariat:

Tel: +39 050 752325
Postal address: via E. Amaldi
56021 S. Stefano a Macerata - Cascina (PI)