Virgo - the Third Eye

Andrzej Królak

Institute of Mathematics Polish Academy of Sciences
I shall give a brief overview of the Virgo gravitational wave detection project. I shall present its history, achievements and current status. I shall describe its role in the in joint work
with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
I shall overview the significance of Virgo project for the joint observations with LIGO detectors in the advanced detectors era. I shall also present the role of the Polgraw-Virgo group in the project.
I shall overview the results of the searches for gravitational waves from the rotating neutron stars in which Virgo project members played a significant role.