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Chasing gravitational waves with the network

In September 2015 physics and astronomy researchers around the world celebrated the discovery of gravitational waves, produced by the merger of two black holes at the centre of the galaxy. This exciting discovery was shortly followed by three other confirmed gravitational wave events and by the observation in August 2017, for the first time ever, of the merging of two neutron stars. This was the result of an important collaboration between the American and Italian interferometers LIGO and VIRGO.

The In the Field blog features an interview with Antonella Bozzi, Head of the IT department at EGO, the European Gravitational Observatory consortium founded by the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) to build and manage the site of the VIRGO interferometer.

Read the interview on the In the Field blog

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