Scientific objectives of Einstein Telescope

B. Sathyaprakash*, M. Abernathy, F. Acernese, P. Ajith, B. Allen, P. Amaro-Seoane, N. Andersson, S. Aoudia, K. Arun, P. Astone, B. Krishnan, L. Barack, F. Barone, B. Barr, M. Barsuglia, M. Bassan, R. Bassiri, M. Beker, N. Beveridge, M. BizouardC. Bond, S. Bose, L. Bosi, S. Braccini, C. Bradaschia, M. Britzger, F. Brueckner, T. Bulik, H.J. Bulten, O. Burmeister, E. Calloni, P. Campsie, L. Carbone, G. Cella, E. Chalkley, E. Chassande-Mottin, S. Chelkowski, A. Chincarini, A. Di Cintio, J. Clark, E. Coccia, C.N. Colacino, J. Colas, A. Colla, A. Corsi, A. Cumming, L. Cunningham, E. Cuoco, S. Danilishin, K. Danzmann, S. Hild, J.F.J. van den Brand

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The advanced interferometer network will herald a new era in observational astronomy. There is a very strong science case to go beyond the advanced detector network and build detectors that operate in a frequency range from 1 Hz to 10 kHz, with sensitivity a factor 10 better in amplitude. Such detectors will be able to probe a range of topics in nuclear physics, astronomy, cosmology and fundamental physics, providing insights into many unsolved problems in these areas.
Original languageEnglish
Article number124013
Number of pages16
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes



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