Scientific visit to Virgo
From January 17 to 21, Mariusz Suchenek, the leader of AstroCeNT Group 3, undertook a scientific visit to Virgo.
Virgo is an interferometric gravitational-wave antenna with two 3-km-long arms housing a laser interferometer. The interferometer output is susceptible to various seismic sources, making it beneficial to have numerous seismometers and infrasound sensors monitoring the seismic and infrasound fields across the site.
During this visit, researchers maintained the seismic and infrasound sensors developed at AstroCeNT and previously installed. These sensors are crucial in mitigating interference from seismic and infrasound sources, enhancing the precision of Virgo’s interferometric measurements.