Quantum effects make Virgo’s mirrors jitter

A quantum mechanical effect measured for the first time in the Advanced Virgo and LIGO gravitational-wave detectors

Virgo data to study climate change and the sea

An agreement among the University of Pisa, the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) and the scientific collaboration for the sharing of data on wave motion in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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GW190521

GW190521

The most massive black hole ever detected with gravitational waves Virgo and LIGO have announced the detection of an extraordinarily massive merging binary system: two black holes of 66 and 85 solar...

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GW190814

GW190814

Virgo and LIGO spot a mystery object merging with a black hole For a long time astronomers have puzzled over the lack of observations of compact objects with masses ranging from 2.5 up to 5 solar...

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GW190412

GW190412

The merger of two black holes with unequal masses The third LIGO-Virgo observing period (O3) is offering new insights into the late inspiral and merger phase of binary black hole (BBH) systems. The...

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Virgo new spokesperson

Virgo new spokesperson

Giovanni Losurdo, research director at the Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Italy, has been appointed as the new Spokesperson of the Virgo Collaboration. From 2009 to 2017, he was Project...

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LIGO-Virgo O3 suspended

LIGO-Virgo O3 suspended

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration (the LVC) have agreed to suspend their third observation period, named O3, which has been running since the 1st of April, 2019. The...

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GW190425

GW190425

On April the 25th, 2019, the network of gravitational-wave (GW) detectors formed by the European Advanced Virgo, in Italy, and the two Advanced LIGO, in the US, detected a signal, named GW190425....

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