Status of Virgo

F. Acernese M. Alshourbagy P. Amico F. Antonucci S. Aoudia 1 P. Astone S. Avino L. Baggio G. Ballardin F. Barone L. Barsotti M. Barsuglia 2 Th. S. Bauer S. Bigotta S. Birindelli M. A. Bizouard 3 C. Boccara 4 F. Bondu 1 L. Bosi S. Braccini C. Bradaschia A. Brillet 1 V. Brisson D. Buskulic 5 G. Cagnoli E. Calloni E. Campagna F. Carbognani F. Cavalier 3 R. Cavalieri G. Cella E. Cesarini E. Chassande-Mottin 6 A.-C. Clapson 3 F. Cleva 1 E. Coccia C. Corda A. Corsi F. Cottone J.-P. Coulon 1 E. Cuoco S. D'Antonio A. Dari V. Dattilo M. Davier 3 R. De. Rosa M. Del Prete L. Di Fiore A. Di Lieto M. Di Paolo. Emilio A. Di Virgilio M. Evans V. Fafone I. Ferrante F. Fidecaro I. Fiori R. Flaminio 7 J.-D. Fournier 1 S. Frasca F. Frasconi L. Gammaitoni F. Garufi E. Genin A. Gennai A. Giazotto L. Giordano V. Granata 5 C. Greverie 1 D. Grosjean 5 G. Guidi S. Hamdani S. Hebri H. Heitmann 1 P. Hello 3 D. Huet S. Kreckelbergh 3 P. La. Penna M. Laval 1 N. Leroy 3 N. Letendre 5 B. Lopez M. Lorenzini V. Loriette 4 G. Losurdo J.-M. Mackowski 7 E. Majorana C. N. Man 1 M. Mantovani F. Marchesoni F. Marion 5 J. Marque F. Martelli A. Masserot 5 F. Menzinger L. Milano Y. Minenkov C. Moins Julien Moreau 8 N. Morgado 7 S. Mosca B. Mours 5 I. Neri F. Nocera G. Pagliaroli C. Palomba F. Paoletti S. Pardi A. Pasqualetti R. Passaquieti D. Passuello F. Piergiovanni L. Pinard 7 R. Poggiani M. Punturo P. Puppo P. Rapagnani T. Regimbau 1 A. Remillieux 7 F. Ricci I. Ricciardi A. Rocchi L. Rolland 5 R. Romano P. Ruggi G. Russo S. Solimeno A. Spallicci 1 M. Tarallo R. Terenzi A. Toncelli M. Tonelli E. Tournefier 5 F. Travasso C. Tremola G. Vajente J. F. J. van den Brand S. Van. Der. Putten D. Verkindt 5 F. Vetrano A. Viceré J.-Y. Vinet 1 H. Vocca M. Yvert 5
2 APC - Cosmologie
PCC - Physique Corpusculaire et Cosmologie - Collège de France, APC - UMR 7164 - AstroParticule et Cosmologie
6 APC-Gravitation - APC - Gravitation
APC - UMR 7164 - AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut)
8 Virgo
LAL - Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire
Abstract : 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+.
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7th Edoardo Almadi Conference on Gravitational Waves (Amaldi7) 18th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GRG18), Jul 2007, Sydney, Australia. 25, pp.114045, 2008, <10.1088/0264-9381/25/11/114045>


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F. Acernese, M. Alshourbagy, P. Amico, F. Antonucci, S. Aoudia, et al.. Status of Virgo. 7th Edoardo Almadi Conference on Gravitational Waves (Amaldi7) 18th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GRG18), Jul 2007, Sydney, Australia. 25, pp.114045, 2008, <10.1088/0264-9381/25/11/114045>. <in2p3-00280667>

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