Status of Virgo

F. Acernese*, M. Alshourbagy, P. Amico, F. Antonucci, S. Aoudia, P. Astone, S. Avino, L. Baggio, G. Ballardin, F. Barone, L. Barsotti, M. Barsuglia, T.S. Bauer, S. Bigotta, S. Birindelli, M.A. Bizouard, C. Boccara, F. Bondu, L. Bosi, S. BracciniC. Bradaschia, A. Brillet, V. Brisson, D. Buskulic, G. Cagnoli, E. Calloni, E. Campagna, F. Carbognani, F. Cavalier, R. Cavalieri, G. Cella, E. Cesarini, E. Chassande-Mottin, A.C. Clapson, F. Cleva, E. Coccia, C. Corda, A. Corsi, F. Cottone, J.P. Coulon, E. Cuoco, S. D'Antonio, A. Dari, V. Dattilo, M. Davier, R. De Rosa, M. Del Prete, L. Di Fiore, A. Di Lieto, M.D.P. Emilio, J.F.J. van den Brand

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The Virgo detector has now finished its first science run; a science mode duty cycle of more than 80% and a 4.5 Mpc horizon distance for binary neutron star inspiral sources were achieved. Commissioning breaks were organized during the run which permitted improvement of the sensitivity and the robustness of the interferometer against environmental perturbations like bad weather and earthquakes. The post-run commissioning phase has now started, with the goal of preparing the next upgrade step of the detector, Virgo+.
Original languageEnglish
Article number114045
Number of pages8
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

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