The 6th ET general meeting was held on the 19th - 20th of November 2014, hosted by the LMA-CNRS laboratory in Lyon. In the afternoon of the second day we had a workshop focused on optical coatings issues.
The second Site Preparation Board (SPB) workshop will take place from23-26 January 2023, Maastricht (NL). This will be the occasion to discuss and get updates on the various activities taking place at the sites aspiring to possibly host the future Einstein Telescope (Sardegna in Italy, EMR partially in Belgium, Germany & The Netherlands and possibly Lausitz in Germany). In particular (hydro)geology aspects, noise environment, legal/permitting affairs, bidbook organization, schedules, excavation costs, local funding and future plans, etc. will be discussed. Apart from plenary presentations, lots of time will be reserved for discussions.
The venue of the workshop is Thiessen Wineries, Maastricht, Grote Gracht 18, 6211SW, Maastricht, The Netherlands. See: https://thiessen.nl/. A maximum of 50 participants can be hosted in person. A video (Zoom) link will be provided to allow remote attendance.
The ET Monthly meetings are regular meetings, in general the first Tuesday of each month, where the status of the activities is described and where to discuss the hottest topics in ET. Because of the proximity of the ET annual meeting, the 8th of November 2022 Monthly meeting is cancelled.
The XII symposium of the Einstein Telescope (ET) took place in Budapest, at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, on the 7th - 8th of June. The ET scientific community met in Budapest for a crucial step in the long Einstein Telescope journey: the formal establishment of the ET Collaboration.
More than 400 scientists, out of more than 1200 members of the Collaboration, parti cipated in the meeting in person or remotely. The ET members discussed the status of the experiment, the technical challenges, the scientific case, and the scientific and technical progresses made by each of the ET boards. The ET Project Directorate presented the perspective from the funding agencies. Finally, the approved INFRA-DEV Horizon EU project, for supporting the preparation phase of the experiment, and the INFRA-TECH Horizon EU proposal, recently submitted to Brussels for supporting technological R&D activities, were introduced to the whole Collaboration.
During the meeting in Budapest, the ET Collaboration Board (CB) was constituted, temporary chaired by Dr. H. Lueck (AEI), composed of the representatives from each of the 79 research units from 13 countries. During the first CB meeting, the ET Collaboration discussed the recently created ET bylaws that will govern the future of the experiment and initiated procedures to set up the required Collaboration committees. In addition, interim ET Spokesperson (Michele Punturo, INFN) and Deputy Spokesperson (Harald Lueck) figures were identified.
With the birth of the ET Collaboration, this symposium marks a milestone on the long journey of the Einstein Telescope endeavour.
The long journey of the Einstein Telescope (ET) has reached a crucial point: we are ready to launch the foundation of the ET Collaboration. The ET Steering Committee has established an initial set of definitions and rules (ET Bylaws) that provide the framework for the ET Collaboration in its initial phase.
You can find the “ET bylaws” document at the link:
The building blocks of the ET collaboration are the Research Units (RU) and the ET Steering Committee is now launching the call for proposals of new RUs in ET. The procedure to submit a proposal for a new RU in ET starts at this link, where an online form and an offline Excel file have to be filled in for each new RU proposal.
The collection of RU proposals will be permanently open, but only the proposal received within the 31st of May 2022 will be “used” to form the first Collaboration Board, which will meet during the next ET Symposium.
The XII ET Symposium will be in Budapest (Hungary) the 7-8 of June, 2022. The symposium is organised in a hybrid configuration, both in person and via Zoom.
The Symposium will be a crucial step in the formation of the ET collaboration, following the procedure described above, and your participation is warmly recommended.
During the ET Symposium, the current status of the Collaboration, the exciting progress of the ET project and the scientific and technical progress in ET design will be presented; the focus will in any case be on the kick-off of the Collaboration. We very much hope to see you in Budapest at the XII. ET Symposium.
Michele & Harald on behalf of the ET steering committee
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: