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  • Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  • Universita degli Studi di Salerno
  • LAPP, Université de Savoie, CNRS/IN2P3
  • Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics
  • Gran Sasso Science Institute
  • Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso
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  • Università di Pisa
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  • Univ. of Perugia
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  • University of Padova Dep. Pure and Applied Mathematics Via Trieste
  • Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences
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  • Radboud University Medical Centre
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  • Université de Rennes 1
  • Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, ENS, UPMC-Paris 6
  • University of Warsaw
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Université Claude Bernard
  • University of Genoa
  • Department of Astrophysics/IMAPP


The detection of a gravitational wave signal in September 2015 by LIGO interferometers, announced jointly by LIGO collaboration and Virgo collaboration in February 2016, opened a new era in Astrophysics and brought to the whole community a new way to look at-or "listen" to-the Universe. In this regard, the next big step was the joint observation with at least three detectors at the same time. This configuration provides a twofold benefit: it increases the signal-To-noise ratio of the events by means of triple coincidence and allows a narrower pinpointing of GW sources, and, in turn, the search for Electromagnetic counterparts to GW signals. Advanced Virgo (AdV) is the second generation of the gravitational-wave detector run by the Virgo collaboration. After a shut-down lasted 5 years for the upgrade, AdV has being commissioned to get back online and join the two advance LIGO (aLIGO) interferometers to realize the aforementioned scenario. We will describe the challenges and the status of the commissioning of AdV, and its current performances and perspectives. A few lines wil be also devoted to describe the latest achievements, occurred after the TAUP 2017 conference.


Original languageEnglish
Article number012010
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2020
Event15th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2017 - Sudbury, Canada
Duration: 24 Jun 201728 Jun 2017

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