EGO, the European Gravitational Observatory, located in the countryside near Pisa in the Commune of Cascina, was created 20 years ago (11 December 2000) by the “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique” (CNRS), a French public, scientific and technological institution, and the Italian “Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare” (INFN). NWO-I, The Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes, represented by the Nikhef Laboratory, has joined the Consortium as associated member on March 22nd, 2022.

The mission of EGO

ensuring the functioning of the VIRGO antenna, its maintenance, its operation and the improvements to be made
ensuring the maintenance of the related infrastructures, including a computer centre and promoting open co-operation in R&D
ensuring the maintenance of the site
carrying out research in the field of gravitation of common interest for the Members
promoting the co-operation in the field of experimental and theoretical gravitational waves research in Europe
promoting contacts among scientists and engineers, the dissemination of information and advanced training for young researchers

Via E. Amaldi,5
56021 Cascina (PI) - Italy
Tel +39 050 752511
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EGO is a consortium of