The Einstein Telescope has set high standards for its location. Stable ground with minimal disturbance from the surrounding area. But also a network of supportive scientific partners, companies able to supply the most advanced technology and a pleasant, accessible environment to live and work in. The Euregio Meuse-Rhine, where Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands meet, is where all these factors come together.
Silence and stability
The soil in which the underground Einstein Telescope will be built partly determines its accuracy. The less vibrations it passes through, the less interference for the measuring equipment. The hard surface combined with the soft, cushioning top layer seems ideally suited for the Einstein Telescope.
The peace and quiet of the area makes the border area a suitable site for the Einstein Telescope. Reading out and working with the underground equipment can be done remotely from the surrounding existing scientific institutes and campuses.
High-tech knowledge region
The border area forms the heart of a top European region, with many universities nearby in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. There is also a network of high-tech companies with expertise in the required precision technology. This network of knowledge institutions and technology experts increases the attractiveness of the Euregio Meuse-Rhine as a business location.
The region also boasts excellent facilities, including local and international schools, colleges and universities, as well as bustling cities close to nature. There is a rich variety of cultural and leisure options, too, making the area especially attractive as a place to live and work. And it is easily accessible by road, rail, water and air, with eight international airports within an hour’s travelling time. These excellent connections can only benefit the efficiency of the logistical processes required during construction of the Einstein Telescope.