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The Virgo Collaboration works as a community on the building, development and operation of the Virgo gravitational-wave detector, hosted by the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) at Cascina, near Pisa, Italy.

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Scientific Collaboration

The European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), situated in the countryside near Pisa in Italy, is the home of the Virgo detector.

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In 1987, the scientists Adalberto Giazotto and Alain Brillet proposed a gravitational-wave detector, named Virgo.

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Virgo history

Learn how Virgo science goes out into the world, through outreach and technology transfer, and all the ways in which the collaboration aims for inclusion and diversity

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Impact on society