The Einstein Telescope: a third-generation gravitational wave observatory

Punturo, M. et al. (2010) The Einstein Telescope: a third-generation gravitational wave observatory. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27(19), 194002. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/27/19/194002)

Punturo, M. et al. (2010) The Einstein Telescope: a third-generation gravitational wave observatory. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27(19), 194002. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/27/19/194002)

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Abstract

Advanced gravitational wave interferometers, currently under realization, will soon permit the detection of gravitational waves from astronomical sources. To open the era of precision gravitational wave astronomy, a further substantial improvement in sensitivity is required. The future space-based Laser Interferometer Space Antenna and the third-generation ground-based observatory Einstein Telescope (ET) promise to achieve the required sensitivity improvements in frequency ranges. The vastly improved sensitivity of the third generation of gravitational wave observatories could permit detailed measurements of the sources' physical parameters and could complement, in a multi-messenger approach, the observation of signals emitted by cosmological sources obtained through other kinds of telescopes. This paper describes the progress of the ET project which is currently in its design study phase.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Proceedings Paper
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Beveridge, Miss Nicola and Nawrodt, Dr Ronny and Hammond, Professor Giles and Hild, Professor Stefan and Barr, Dr Bryan and Reid, Professor Stuart and Veitch, Dr John and Speirits, Dr Fiona and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and van Veggel, Dr Anna-Maria and Hendry, Professor Martin and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Abernathy, Mr Matthew and Martin, Dr Iain and Cumming, Dr Alan and Cunningham, Dr William and Woan, Professor Graham and Nelson, Mr John and Hough, Professor James and Huttner, Dr Sabina and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Murray, Dr Peter
Authors: Punturo, M., Abernathy, M., Acernese, F., Allen, B., Andersson, N., Arun, K., Barone, F., Barr, B., Barsuglia, M., Beker, M., Beveridge, N., Birindelli, S., Bose, S., Bosi, L., Braccini, S., Bradaschia, C., Bulik, T., Calloni, E., Cella, G., Mottin, E.C., Chelkowski, S., Chincarini, A., Clark, J., Coccia, E., Colacino, C., Colas, J., Cumming, A., Cunningham, L., Cuoco, E., Danilishin, S., Danzmann, K., De Luca, G., De Salvo, R., Dent, T., De Rosa, R., Di Fiore, L., Di Virgilio, A., Doets, M., Fafone, V., Falferi, P., Flaminio, R., Franc, J., Frasconi, F., Freise, A., Fulda, P., Gair, J., Gemme, G., Gennai, A., Giazotto, A., Glampedakis, K., Granata, M., Grote, H., Guidi, G., Hammond, G., Hannam, M., Harms, J., Heinert, D., Hendry, M., Heng, I., Hennes, E., Hild, S., Hough, J., Husa, S., Huttner, S., Jones, G., Khalili, F., Kokeyama, K., Kokkotas, K., Krishnan, B., Lorenzini, M., Luck, H., Majorana, E., Mandel, I., Mandic, V., Martin, I., Michel, C., Minenkov, Y., Morgado, N., Mosca, S., Mours, B., Muller-Ebhardt, H., Murray, P., Nawrodt, R., Nelson, J., Oshaughnessy, R., Ott, C.D., Palomba, C., Paoli, A., Parguez, G., Pasqualetti, A., Passaquieti, R., Passuello, D., Pinard, L., Poggiani, R., Popolizio, P., Prato, M., Puppo, P., Rabeling, D., Rapagnani, P., Read, J., Regimbau, T., Rehbein, H., Reid, S., Rezzolla, L., Ricci, F., Richard, F., Rocchi, A., Rowan, S., Rudiger, A., Sassolas, B., Sathyaprakash, B., Schnabel, R., Schwarz, C., Seidel, P., Sintes, A., Somiya, K., Speirits, F., Strain, K., Strigin, S., Sutton, P., Tarabrin, S., Thuring, A., van den Brand, J., van Leewen, C., van Veggel, M., van den Broeck, C., Vecchio, A., Veitch, J., Vetrano, F., Vicere, A., Vyatchanin, S., Willke, B., Woan, G., Wolfango, P., and Yamamoto, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
Publisher:IOP
ISSN:0264-9381
ISSN (Online):1361-6382
Published Online:21 September 2010

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459312Investigations in Gravitational Radiation.Sheila RowanScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/I001085/1Physics and Astronomy