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The four gravitational wave detectors in the LVK scientific collaboration: LIGO Hanford (top left), LIGO Livingston (bottom right), Virgo (bottom left) and KAGRA (top right)

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.The members of the Collaboration cover a wide variety of roles, including: physicists, engineers, technicians, and administrators. The Virgo scientists are researchers or professors at many European institutes and universities, as well as PhD students, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students.

The Virgo Collaboration works together with the scientists of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and of the KAGRA Collaboration to form the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA (LVK) Collaboration. The LVK Collaboration is a global network of detectors and scientists who coordinate and collaborate on the operation of the detectors, on the data analysis, online alerts and on the production of the scientific results.

A map of the institutions to which members of the Virgo Collaboration are affiliated is available below.

The full list of institutions to which members of the Virgo Collaboration are affiliated is available here.