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Participation on the multi-nested pendula project: a new cryogenic system for vibration isolation of future new versions of LIGO

Grant number: 14/15370-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): November 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Odylio Denys de Aguiar
Grantee:Allan Douglas dos Santos Silva
Host Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil


The GWINPE (Gravitational Wave Group of INPE) group has been developing research related to the vibration isolation system for future generations of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (aLIGO). The research is linked to the Suspension and isolation Working Group (SWG) of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) and it constitutes of a cryogenic multi-nested pendula (MNP) able to attenuate seismic noises while safe vertical space. MNP, as it is called, has already been designed to operate at room temperature, but now we want to study its cryogenic performance, since this is the goal for the third and fourth generations of advanced LIGO (3G and 4G). (AU)

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