Samaya Nissanke awarded AAS HEAD 2024 Mid-Career Prize

Virgo researcher Dr. Samaya Nissanke, astrophysicist at the University of Amsterdam, received the 2024 Mid-Career Prize of the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society. The Prize is awarded approximately every 18 months for a significant...

Space GW observatory LISA advances to the construction phase

LISA, the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, has passed a major review with flying colours: the entire concept - from the definition of the overall mission and operations to the space hardware to be built - stood up to the intense scrutiny of ESA´s reviewers. Now the...

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Berrie Giebels passed away at 52

Berrie Giebels passed away at 52

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of former EGO Council president Berrie Giebels, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 52, after a year-long battle with cancer. From...

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Winners of the Virgo Awards 2023 announced

Winners of the Virgo Awards 2023 announced

Young researchers Yuefan Guo (Maastricht University), Kamiel Janssens (University of Antwerp) and Alba Romero-Rodriguez (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) are the winners of the third edition of the Virgo...

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Virgo will join O4 early 2024

Virgo will join O4 early 2024

The Virgo Collaboration updated the scientific community last week on the progress of the Virgo detector commissioning, in view of joining the fourth observing run (O4) already undertaken by the two...

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20th anniversary of Virgo’s inauguration

20th anniversary of Virgo’s inauguration

On July 23rd 2003, exactly 20 years ago the Virgo detector was inaugurated. The official start of its scientific and technological mission was celebrated in an important ceremony, attended by...

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