LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.
See http://www.virgo-gw.eu/#news and http://public.virgo-gw.eu/gw170817_en for more information.
For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space and time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light.

CNRS FacebookLive @ EGO-Virgo

On Monday October 16 at 7 PM CET (Central European Time), the CNRS will broadcast live from the EGO & the Virgo Collaboration & the gravitational wave detector in Italy. From the control room, researchers will answer questions and showcase the instrument (english only).
Direct link to the broadcast:
https://www.facebook.com/CNRSNews/videos/524890921182641/
 

Last updated: Monday, October 16, 2017

LIGO-Virgo scientists to discuss new developments in gravitational-wave astronomy

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Issued jointly by the LIGO Laboratory, LIGO Scientific Collaboration, National Science Foundation, and Virgo Collaboration

Scientists representing LIGO, Virgo, and some 70 observatories will reveal new details and discoveries made in the ongoing search for gravitational waves.

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European Gravitational Observatory (EGO)
Via Amaldi – Santo Stefano a Macerata
56021 Cascina (PI), Italia
 
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Information about GW170814

The Virgo collaboration and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration report the three-detector observation of gravitational waves. This result highlights the scientific potential of a global network of gravitational wave detectors, by delivering a better localization of the source and access to polarizations of gravitational waves.
 
Additional material on GW170814

Straight to the source: the LIGO-Virgo global network of interferometers opens a new era for gravitational wave science

The Virgo collaboration and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration report the three-detector observation of gravitational waves. This result highlights the scientific potential of a global network of gravitational wave detectors, by delivering a better localization of the source and access to polarizations of gravitational waves.

A very exciting LIGO-Virgo Observing run draws to a close on the 25th of August

The Virgo and LIGO Scientific Collaborations have been observing since November 30, 2016 in the second Advanced Detector Observing Run ‘O2’, searching for gravitational-wave signals, first with the two LIGO detectors, then with both LIGO and Virgo instruments operating together since August 1, 2017. Some promising gravitational-wave candidates have been identified in data from both LIGO and Virgo during our preliminary analysis, and we have shared what we currently know with astronomical observing partners.

VIRGO joins LIGO for the O2 data-taking period

VIRGO joins LIGO for the “Observation Run 2” (O2) data-taking period
 
Today, Tuesday August 1st 2017, the VIRGO detector based in Europe has officially joined “Observation Run 2” (O2) and is now taking data alongside the American-based twin LIGO detectors.

The issue n. 33 of “h The gravitational voice” is out!

The issue n. 33 of h is out!
“h – The Gravitational Voice” is an internal publication of the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) and the Virgo Collaboration.
This is the content of the Issue n. 33 (June 2017)

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