ETpathfinder will be a test environment for gravitational wave detector technology in Maastricht. There will be a full laser interferometer, even allowing testing of different setups and the interplay between components. This is how ETpathfinder contributes to the development of better and new technologies. Making the Einstein Telescope up to 10 times more accurate than […]
The E-TEST project consists of two main parts: subsurface studies and the development of a prototype of an innovative silicon mirror in Liège. The geological and seismic studies will allow researchers to better understand the subsurface of the region, and to find out where the underground Einstein Telescope could be located. The innovative deep-cooled silicon […]
The Einstein Telescope and facilities such as ETpathfinder and E-TEST provide opportunities for companies. But how can SMEs in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine benefit as much as possible? The ET2SMEs project identifies the opportunities and contributes to the necessary pre-financing through vouchers.
The ET Technologies project covers various aspects. Within this project, researchers and companies work on specific technologies for the Einstein Telescope, geological research and spin-off of technology to other sectors. The project focuses on the Netherlands and complements other research and work within ETpathfinder, E-TEST and ET2SMEs. One of the subprojects focuses on the sustainability […]
This project contributes to improving the existing Virgo gravity wave observatory in Pisa. At the same time, parts of this project also serve as R&D for the Einstein Telescope. These include the development and testing of instrumentation and software that compensates for Newtonian Noise, the realisation of a 60 cm diameter mirror and the development […]
How do you get better and smarter control techniques? And what can we learn about the subsurface of the Euregio Meuse-Rhine? Within this project, a number of PhD students and post-doctoral researchers are working on this. Besides innovations for the Einstein Telescope, this project also partly focuses on the data analysis and data interpretation of […]
This is a broad interdisciplinary project in the Netherlands that contributes to the study of black holes in various ways. For example, part of the project is about research with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), and about improving the existing gravitational wave detector Virgo. Some parts of the project are about the Einstein Telescope, and […]
In this project, 14 German universities are joining forces to work on technology for third generation gravitational wave detectors, including the Einstein Telescope. The project works on, among other things, the measurement of seismic disturbances and the development of crystalline fibres to support the large mirrors. The funding is part of a larger programme that […]
Four Flemish universities combine their expertise in this project, which forms the Flemish Gravitational Waves Consortium. Their expertise comes together in the fields of theory, astrophysics, data analysis and instrumentation. This relates to existing detectors as well as future gravitational wave observatories including the Einstein Telescope. The research focuses on three themes: precision testing of […]
Measuring gravitational waves remains a challenge, because the seismic activity of the earth itself can interfere with the signal. In the SILENT (Seismic IsoLation of EinsteiN Telescope) project, researchers are working on an incredibly stable platform that ‘floats in space’ and special sensors that can help distinguish the gravitational wave signal from noise. To achieve […]
The SUNRISE project develops a very precise cryogenic actuator made of niobium. This component is essential for the Einstein Telescope, as it is needed to achieve the desired sensitivity. Researchers are optimising the geometry and figuring out how best to manufacture this actuator.
Within this project, a number of French-speaking universities in Belgium are working on data analysis, computing and instrumentation for gravitational wave detectors. This concerns existing detectors such as Virgo, but also the Einstein Telescope. During the analyses, the expansion of the computing grid and the development of phase cameras, researchers are already taking into account […]
The following Einstein Telescope projects have already been completed.
Dit is één van de startimpulsprogramma’s van de Nederlandse Nationale Wetenschapsagenda (NWA) tussen 2018 en 2021. Het project richt zich op allerlei onderwerpen die iets met zwaartekracht te maken hebben, en de Einstein Telescope is er onderdeel van. Zo droeg het project al bij aan de oprichting van een taskforce voor de Einstein Telescope in […]
An initial study was made into the costs and duration of the drilling and excavation work for the Einstein Telescope. The results have been included in a cost book, which was part of the application to be included in the European Roadmap for Large Research Infrastructures (ESFRI-Roadmap). The Einstein Telescope has been included in the […]
In 2018, Technopolis Group studied the expected impact of the Einstein Telescope. The study shows that hosting the Einstein Telescope is likely to have a positive impact on both the scientific position and the economy. According to this study, investing in the ETpathfinder R&D facility will certainly be beneficial, even if the Einstein Telescope does […]