Welcome to the AURIGA detector

The AURIGA project aims at detecting gravitational waves impinging on the Earth from the Universe. The detector is based on a very low losses ultracryogenic mechanical oscillator: when a burst of gravitational waves hits and excites the oscillator, this will vibrate for a time span much longer than the duration of the burst (typically 1msec), thus allowing the extraction of the signal from the detector noise.

Learn more on gravitational waves
AURIGA is a INFN experiment at LNL.

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The AURIGA detector is being subject to major changes to improve its performance:



experimental setup and scientific results from run1

from run1 to run2: why and how

comparison between the experimental setup in run1 and in run2

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AURIGA is a founding member of the IGEC collaboration.

This site was last modified on 19/02/03

This site was created by Livia Conti.