ICTP Colloquium by Prof. Stavros Katsanevas and Prof. Giancarlo Cella: EGO and VIRGO: The Past, Present, and Future of the Physics of Gravity Waves
Starts 9 Feb 2022 16:00
Ends 9 Feb 2022 18:00
Central European Time
Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
Strada Costiera 11
Giancarlo Cella will talk about Virgo and AdV+ physics and results, followed by Stavros Katsanevas who will explain EGO, the infrastructure around Virgo, the relationships with multi messenger, environment, inclusion Art and Science, and also illustrate future projects, 3rd Generation, LISA and lunar projects.
The event will take place in a hybrid format in the Budinich Lecture Hall on the ICTP campus, and will also be livestreamed from the ICTP website.
You can also register in advance for this webinar on Zoom:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
All are welcome to attend.
Biosketches of the speakers:
Stavros Katsanevas, professor exceptional class at University of Paris, is the director of the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) hosting the Gravitational antenna Virgo in Cascina, Pisa. He has been also director of the Laboratory of Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology in Paris and deputy director of the National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics of CNRS and first chairman of the European Consortium of Astroparticle Physics (APPEC). He has published in particle and astroparticle physics and he is also working at the interface between Physics and Geoscience (Laboratory UnivEarths, Paris), and Art and Science (exhibition Il Ritmo dello Spazio, Museo della Grafica, Pisa). He has received the order of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in France, and the Physics Prize of the Academy of Athens for his work on supersymmetry.
Giancarlo Cella is a senior researcher of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). He worked in high energy physics and lattice gauge theory. His main current research interests are gravitational waves, both from a phenomenological and detection perspective. It is a member of the Virgo collaboration since 1996. Currently is the data analysis coordinator of Virgo, co-chair of the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA collaboration data analysis council, and group leader of the Virgo Pisa group.