Virgo status

F. Acernese*, M. Alshourbagy, P. Amico, F. Antonucci, S. Aoudia, K.G. Arun, 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. BosiS. Braccini, C. 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, S. Chatterji, 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, J.F.J. van den Brand

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The Virgo collaboration has just concluded its first long science run (VSR1). In these four months the detector achieved a good duty cycle, larger than 80%, and an average horizon distance for binary neutron star system sources of about 4 Mpc. An intense commissioning activity was resumed after the run was complete to further increase the performances of the detector and to prepare the Virgo+ upgrades. The detector performances during the first science run and the last commissioning achievements are briefly discussed here.
Original languageEnglish
Article number184001
Number of pages9
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

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