Interferometric gravitational wave detectors currently under operation have reached their design sensitivities and will by upgraded to their second generation having ten times more sensitivity. It is expected that these instruments will detect gravitational waves directly for the first time and thus opening the era of gravitational wave astronomy. The Einstein Telescope design study - funded by the European Commission - investigates the technical and scientific challenges for a third generation of gravitational wave detectors that will have a 100 times better sensitivity compared to the first generation. This contribution summarises selected experimental approaches for the Einstein Telescope and will discuss challenges for the future research within this vital field of precision measurements.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 2011|
|Event||46th Rencontres de Moriond and GPhyS Colloquium on Gravitational Waves and Experimental Gravity 2011 - La Thuile, Italy|
Duration: Mar 20 2011 → Mar 27 2011
|Conference||46th Rencontres de Moriond and GPhyS Colloquium on Gravitational Waves and Experimental Gravity 2011|
|Period||3/20/11 → 3/27/11|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors would like to thank the European Commission for the financial support under the Framework Programme 7 (FP7) ’Capacities’ - project Einstein Telescope (ET) design study (Grant Agreement 211743). RN acknowledges the support of the German Science Foundation under contract SFB TR7.