Participation to the M2-Tech proposal for the HORIZON-INFRA-2022-TECH-01-01 call

ET, CTAO and other ESFRI infrastructures are preparing a proposal for the HORIZON-INFRA-2022-TECH-01-01 European call. In case you are interested to participate, please, register on the form:

ET Workshop on Site Studies and Characterisation

Nuoro, Sardina (IT), 8-11 November 2021

The Workshop on ET sites characterisation gives the possibility to summarize the status of site studies and it allows the discussion about future plans,
in order to coordinate the efforts and to share the experiences. The selection criteria are discussed and defined. 

On 30 June, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) decided to include the Einstein Telescope (ET) in the update of its roadmap for 2021. This is a great result achieved thanks to the work of many actors: a group of visionary scientists who started thinking about the 3rd generation of gravitational wave detectors in 2004, the team that realised the ET concept design in 2011 and updated it in 2020, the ET Steering Committee, the institutions that signed the ET Consortium Agreement, and the governments that presented and supported the ET proposal for the 2021 update of the ESFRI Roadmap.

 The inclusion of ET in the ESFRI Roadmap is an important milestone, but mainly a starting point for the realisation of the Einstein Telescope Gravitational Wave Observatory. The entire community interested in ET has clear goals that it will now pursue with even more momentum: finalising the ET technical design, selecting the ET site, further defining the science of ET and the 3G network of GW observatories, developing the ET technology to installation readiness, optimising the tools for data analysis and the scientific use of ET.  All together, we need to attract a larger scientific community, a broader consortium of agencies and institutions, and stronger support from our governments for ET. On a global scale, we also need to exploit synergistic effects and strive for a harmonic relationship between the various gravitational wave projects.

 Tomorrow starts today! Let's work together on ET!

 Michele Punturo & Harald Lueck, co-chairs of the ET Steering Committee


The press releases by some of the institutions participating to ET  are listed hereafter

The kick-off meeting of the Einstein Telescope Observational Science Board (OSB) is scheduled the 21st-22nd September 2021. It will be a fully video conference meeting.  Zoom connection coordinates will be distributed to the registered participants; participation is open

The 2021 GWADW registration web site is online. The workshop will be online from the 17th to the 21st of May.

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