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AURIGA (Antenna Ultracriogenica Risonante per l'Indagine Gravitazionale Astronomica) is an ultracryogenic resonant bar gravitational wave detector in Italy.[1] It is at the Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, near Padova.[2] It is being used for research into gravitational waves and quantum gravity.

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  1. ^ Francis, Matthew (2012-12-18). "Threatening (to discover) quantum gravity with a big metal bar". Ars Technica. 
  2. ^ "AURIGA EXPERIMENT, RESPONSIBLE: Massimo Cerdonio". INFN. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 

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Coordinates: 45°21′8.89″N 11°56′57.5″E / 45.3524694°N 11.949306°E / 45.3524694; 11.949306