Welcome to the webpage of the Valencia Virgo Group. We joined the Virgo Collaboration on July 1st 2016. We are the first Spanish group in this international collaboration. The Virgo laser interferometer is located in Cascina (close to Pisa, Italy) on the site of the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), and aims to directly detect gravitational waves.
The group is composed of researchers from two different departments of the University of Valencia, the Departamento de Astronomía y Astrofísica and the Departamento de Matemáticas. Its members are displayed in the accompanying photograph and they are, from left to right, José María Ibáñez1, Miguel Ángel Aloy1, Martin Obergaulinger1, Isabel Cordero-Carrión2, Nicolás Sanchis-Gual1, José Antonio Font1 (group coordinator), Alejandro Torres-Forné1, Antonio Marquina2 and Pablo Cerdá-Durán1.