Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (19/11/2013 03.08)

Study, design, construction and test of the Advanced Virgo Payload

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The payload is the last stage of the mirror suspension, located in the lower part of the tower in a dedicated Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) chamber. The role of the last stage suspension is to compensate the residual seismic noise and to steer the optical components maintaining the relative position of the interferometer mirrors. The experience we had with these configurations suggested us to revise the basic configuration of the payload, passing from the branched system to a new configuration where the filter 7 supports not only the coils to act on the marionette, but also those that act on the mirror: the Actuator Cage. The new mechanical structure must be designed compliant with the static and dynamic requirements of Virgo. The FEM simulation of the static and dynamic behavior of the payload, its construction, the assembly and test will be crucial tasks of this research activity.

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Research Fields

Physics - Other

Eligibility criteria

assessment of CV and qualifications and follow-up interviewby the board of examiners

Selection process

Static and dynamic study of high precision mechanical structures Finite element simulations

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget25350
Frequency of callsbiennale
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityno
Total amount per fellowship per year30000
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship24
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Dipartimento Di Fisica

Public research
Roma - Italy
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