Construction ETpathfinder cleanroom started

The first phase of constructing ETpathfinder was finished last summer by pouring the high-tech concrete floor. And with the drying of the concrete done, the build has entered the second phase: building the cleanroom. 

Black holes and the big bang under scrutiny in the National Science Agenda NWA

Black holes and the big bang under scrutiny in…

Two research projects by Nikhef and others receive support from the National Science Agenda. One project wants to illuminate the mystery of black holes from all sides, the other looks directly back to almost the big bang. Both also focus explicitly on the curious  general public.

Einstein Telescope application for European roadmap submitted

Einstein Telescope application for European roadmap submitted

On September 9th, the Italian government submitted an application to include the Einstein Telescope in the European roadmap for large research infrastructures. The governments of Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain support the application. Being part of this ESFRI-roadmap would recognize the importance of the Einstein Telescope for Europe.

Working visit to Maastricht of the Parliament of North…

On Monday 3 August, representatives of the parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia came to Maastricht for a working visit. This Benelux group of the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia wanted to be informed about the Einstein Telescope.

BMBF funding for Einstein Telescope preparations

Fourteen German universities and research institutions receive a total of around 2 million euros from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). This grant allows physicists and geophysicists to work on various technological aspects of the Einstein Telescope.

The Einstein Telescope and industry: exploring technological challenges together

The Einstein Telescope comes with unique technical challenges that cannot be solved by science alone. That’s why collaboration with industry is important. During webinars on July 1st and 15th specialists from both – science and industry – explored the challenges and collaboration opportunities together.

Concrete progress for ETpathfinder

A lot of talk has been going around about the prototype for a new generation of gravitational wave detector: ETpathfinder. And now, after many months of careful planning and preparation, the first visible steps towards realisation are finally complete.

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Scoping out the Einstein Telescope

Activities are gathering pace at two sites in Europe where the Einstein Telescope, a proposed next-generation gravitational-wave observatory, may be built.

Einstein Telescope

Einstein Telescoop weer stap dichterbij

De komst van de Einstein Telescoop naar Zuid-Limburg is weer een stap dichterbij gekomen. De EU heeft deze week een subsidie toegekend van 7,5 miljoen euro voor verder bodemonderzoek.

Limburgse bodem stabiel genoeg voor Einstein Telescoop

De komst van de Einstein Telescoop naar Zuid-Limburg is weer een stapje dichterbij gekomen nu uit onderzoek is gebleken dat de grond onder het Heuvelland stabiel genoeg is voor de kilometerslange detectoren van zwaartekrachtsgolven. 

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Das „Einstein Teleskop“ könnte bei Aachen gebaut werden

Im Jahr 2015 wurden erstmals Gravitationswellen gemessen – mit zwei Detektoren in den USA. Nun planen europäische Forscher das „Einstein Teleskop“, das zehnmal sensibler für diese Wellen ist. Als Standort ist das Dreiländereck bei Aachen im Gespräch.

Universiteit Maastricht treedt toe tot Einstein Telescope Coalitie

De Universiteit Maastricht is officieel toegetreden tot de Einstein Telescope Coalitie van Nikhef en KU Leuven; een samenwerkingsverband dat gaat onderzoeken wat de wetenschappelijke en technologische mogelijkheden zijn om de Einstein Telescope te vestigen in de grensregio rond Zuid-Limburg.