Pia Astone

11 Febbraio 2016: Annuncio GW150914 a Cascina. 24 Febbraio 2016: Con Sabrina D'Antonio in ufficio

Stoccolma 8 Dic 2017, Nobel Prize lecture. With Kip Thorne and with Maria Alessandra Papa

Stoccolma Nobel Prize celebrations. 9/10 Dic 2017, LIGO/Virgo dinners. With Bernard Schutz and group picture (present only a few members, out of the many who contributed to the discoveries !)

Primo ricercatore INFN
Physics Department
of University of Rome "La Sapienza"  

For my coordinates click here

On 14 September 2015, WE HAVE for the first time DETECTED GRAVITATIONAL WAVES !

And I have been in the "PWT150914", the paper coordinating team (2 Virgo and 4 LIGO people)
  • See the LIGO magazine article "Detection" :
    Writing up history on TeamSpeak (Issue 8, 2016);

    And this is the detection PRL paper

    We then did it again ....several Black Holes and, on August 17, 2017 a Binary Neutron Star merger ! GW170817
    Infographics of GW170817. In italiano

    Find here the relevant papers, with all the details and implications: Relevant papers

    Comunicato ufficiale INFN for the first detection Click here

    Research activity:
    Other interesting links. Siti web outreach onde gravitazionali e altro.

  • Rivelatori di onde gravitazionali e materiale divulgativo. Outreach and gravitational waves:
  • Outreach in varie discipline scientifiche
  • Mini interferometro acceso Costruito nel nostro laboratorio Virgo, sotto la guida di Ettore M., da studenti di liceo

    Some pictures: