Advanced Virgo: a second-generation interferometric gravitational wave detector

@article{Acernese2015AdvancedVA,
  title={Advanced Virgo: a second-generation interferometric gravitational wave detector},
  author={Fausto Acernese and Michalis Agathos and Kazuhiro Agatsuma and D. Aisa and N. Allemandou and Annalisa Allocca and J. Amarni and Pia Astone and Gabriele Balestri and Giulio Ballardin and Fabrizio Barone and J. P. Baronick and Matteo Barsuglia and Andrea Basti and F. Basti and Th. S. Bauer and Viswanath Bavigadda and Michał Bejger and M. G. Beker and Chris Belczynski and Diego Bersanetti and Alessandro Bertolini and Massimiliano Bitossi and M. A. Bizouard and Steven Bloemen and M. Blom and Michel Boer and Gilles Bogaert and D. K. Bondi and F. Bondu and L. Bonelli and R. Bonnand and Valerio Boschi and L. Bosi and Thierry Bouedo and C. Bradaschia and Marica Branchesi and Tristan Briant and A. Brillet and V. Brisson and Tomasz Bulik and H. J. Bulten and D. Buskulic and Christelle Buy and Gianpietro Cagnoli and Enrico Calloni and Carlo Campeggi and Benjamin Canuel and Franco Carbognani and F. Cavalier and R. Cavalieri and Giancarlo Cella and Elisa Cesarini and {\'E}ric Chassande-Mottin and Andrea Chincarini and Antonino Chiummo and Sheon S Y Chua and F. Cleva and Eugenio Coccia and P.-F. Cohadon and Alberto Colla and Maria Perla Colombini and Andrea Conte and J.-P. Coulon and Elena Cuoco and A. Dalmaz and Sabrina D’Antonio and Vincenzino Dattilo and M. Davier and Richard N. Day and Gergely Debreczeni and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Degallaix and Samuel Del'eglise and Walter del Pozzo and H{\"u}sne Dereli and Rosario De Rosa and L. Di Fiore and Alberto Di Lieto and Angela Di Virgilio and Martin Doets and Vincent Dolique and M. Drago and M. Ducrot and G. EndrHoczi and V Fafone and Stefania Farinon and I. Ferrante and Federico Ferrini and Francesco Fidecaro and Irene Fiori and R. Flaminio and J.-D. Fournier and Stefaan Franco and Sergio Frasca and F. Frasconi and Luca Gammaitoni and F. Garufi and Michel Gaspard and Alberto Gatto and Gianluca Gemme and Bruce Gendre and Emmanuelle G{\'e}nin and A. Gennai and S. Ghosh and L. Giacobone and A. Giazotto and R. Gouaty and Massimo Granata and Giuseppe Greco and Paul J. Groot and G. Guidi and Jan Harms and Antoine Heidmann and H. Heitmann and P. Hello and Gary Hemming and Eric Hennes and David Jonathan Hofman and Piotr Jaranowski and R. J. G. Jonker and Marie Kasprzack and Fabien K'ef'elian and Izabela Jonek Kowalska and M. J. Kraan and Andrzej Kr'olak and Adam Kutynia and C Lazzaro and Matteo Leonardi and Nicolas Leroy and Nicolas Letendre and T. G. F. Li and B. Lieunard and Marco Lorenzini and Vincent Loriette and Giovanni Losurdo and C. Magazz{\`u} and E. Majorana and I. Maksimovic and Valeria Malvezzi and Na Man and Valentina Dianora Mangano and Maddalena Mantovani and Fabio Marchesoni and F. Marion and J. Marque and F. Martelli and Lionel Martellini and A. Masserot and Duncan Meacher and Jeroen Meidam and Federica Mezzani and C. Michel and Leopoldo Milano and Yury Minenkov and Andrea Moggi and M. Mohan and M. Montani and N. Morgado and B. Mours and F. A. Mul and M{\'a}t{\'e} Ferenc Nagy and Ilaria Nardecchia and L. Naticchioni and Gijs Nelemans and Igor Neri and MorgantiN. Neri and F. Nocera and E. Pacaud and Cristiano Palomba and Federico Paoletti and Angela Delli Paoli and A. Pasqualetti and R. Passaquieti and D. Passuello and Maurizio Perciballi and S. Petit and Mikhael Pichot and Francesco Piergiovanni and Gabriel Pillant and A. Piluso and L. Pinard and R. Poggiani and Mirko Prijatelj and G A Prodi and M. Punturo and P. Puppo and D. S. Rabeling and Istv'an R'acz and P. Rapagnani and Massimiliano Razzano and Virginia Re and Tania Regimbau and F. Ricci and Florent Robinet and Alessandro Rocchi and Lo{\"i}c Rolland and Rocco Romano and D. Rosi'nska and P. Ruggi and Emeline Saracco and Beno{\^i}t Sassolas and Frank Schimmel and Daniel Sentenac and Valeria Sequino and Shams Ullah Shah and Karelle Siellez and Nicolas Straniero and Bas Swinkels and Matteo Tacca and Mauro Tonelli and Flavio Travasso and M Turconi and Gabriele Vajente and Niels Anton van Bakel and Martinus van Beuzekom and J. F. J. van den Brand and Chris van den Broeck and M. van der Sluys and Joris van Heijningen and M'aty'as Vas'uth and Gabriele Vedovato and John Veitch and D. Verkindt and F. Vetrano and Andrea Vicer'e and J.-Y. Vinet and George J. M. Visser and Helios Vocca and Robert L. Ward and Michal Was and L.-W. Wei and M. Yvert and A. K. Zadro.zny and Jean Pierre Zendri},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
  year={2015},
  volume={32},
  pages={024001}
}
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