M1, the Crab Nebula.
Courtesy of NASA/ESA

Virgo Ego Scientific Forum  


  The supermassive black hole in Centaurus A.
Credit: NASA/CXC/CfA/
The Virgo Collaboration and the CNRS/INFN EGO Consortium have set-up a Forum
where participating astrophysicists and theorists would contribute to the further
development of scientific knowledge around Virgo.

It is the purpose of the Virgo–EGO Scientific Forum (VESF) to enlarge the research community around the present Virgo collaboration by providing individual participants
and institutions interested with scientific opportunities of stimulating research,
publications, and all other scientific activities.

The VESF includes the members of the Virgo Collaboration and all the scientists
interested in gravitational wave research from other laboratories and institutions. 
Click here to see the groups that so far are VESF Council members.

The VESF scope, functions and organization are detailed in its Charter.
As foreseen in the Charter, the VESF governing body is its Council.
The Council nominates the VESF Coordinator and the members of the Executive Board.

The Executive Board (EB) is currently formed by:
  • Valeria Ferrari, VESF Coordinator
  • Federico Ferrini, EGO director and Member
  • Jean-Ives Vinet, Member and Virgo spokesperson
  • Massimo Bassan, Member
  • Toni Font, Member
  • Luigi Stella, Member
  • Nikolaos Stergioulas, Member
VESF core activities are the funding of fellowships and the organization of schools.

The VIRGO interferometric antenna for gravitational waves detection

For any information on VESF, please contact the EGO Scientific Secretariat:

Tel: +39 050 752325
E-mail: secretariat@ego-gw.it
Postal address: via E. Amaldi
56021 S. Stefano a Macerata - Cascina (PI)