The European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) is a consortium established to manage the Virgo interferometric antenna and its related infrastructure, as well as to promote cooperation in the field of gravitational wave research in Europe. It was founded December 11, 2000, by the French CNRS and Italian INFN, and is headquartered near Pisa, in the commune of Cascina.
|Location||Cascina, Province of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy|
Location of European Gravitational Observatory
EGO is established under Italian law. Its governing body is a council composed of appointees nominated by the consortium members (up to three councilors per member). The Council appoints a Director who is the legal representative and chief executive of EGO.
A scientific advisory committee advises the council on scientific and technical activities carried out by the consortium. It is composed of up to ten scientific personalities.
EGO pursues these main objectives: