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Acernese, F; Accadia, T; Beker, M G; Blom, M; Gouaty, R; Hello, P; Letendre, N; Marion, F; Rabeling, David; Ward, Robert


We describe the present state and future evolution of the Virgo gravitational wave detector, realized by the Virgo Collaboration at the European Gravitational Observatory, in Cascina near Pisa in Italy. We summarize basic principles of the operation and the design features of the Virgo detector. We present the sensitivity evolution due to a series of intermediate upgrades called Virgo+ which is being completed this year and includes new monolithic suspensions. We describe the present scientific...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Classical and Quantum Gravity
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/28/11/114002


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