The third generation of gravitational wave observatories and their science reach

Punturo, M. et al. (2010) The third generation of gravitational wave observatories and their science reach. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27(8), 084007. (doi: 10.1088/0264-9381/27/8/084007)

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Large gravitational wave interferometric detectors, like Virgo and LIGO, demonstrated the capability to reach their design sensitivity, but to transform these machines into an effective observational instrument for gravitational wave astronomy a large improvement in sensitivity is required. Advanced detectors in the near future and third-generation observatories in more than one decade will open the possibility to perform gravitational wave astronomical observations from the Earth. An overview of the possible science reaches and the technological progress needed to realize a third-generation observatory are discussed in this paper. The status of the project Einstein Telescope (ET), a design study of a third-generation gravitational wave observatory, will be reported.

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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., 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., Derosa, 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., 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., Van den Brand, J., Van Leewen, C., van Veggel, A.-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
Publisher:Institute of Physics
ISSN (Online):1361-6382
Published Online:06 April 2010

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