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)

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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.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rowan, Professor Sheila and Beveridge, Miss Nicola and Abernathy, Mr Matthew and Martin, Dr Iain and Nawrodt, Dr Ronny and Hammond, Professor Giles and Hild, Professor Stefan and Barr, Dr Bryan and Reid, Professor Stuart and Cumming, Dr Alan and Cunningham, Dr Liam and Veitch, Dr John and Woan, Professor Graham and Speirits, Dr Fiona and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and van Veggel, Dr Marielle and Nelson, Mr John and Hough, Professor James and Huttner, Dr Sabina and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Hendry, Professor Martin 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
Research Centre:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy > Institute for Gravitational Research
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
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