Future of Gravitational Wave Research in Germany

Focus on experimental activities for ground based detectors


9:00 welcome (K. Danzmann)

9:15 Current state of gravitational wave research worldwide (Karsten Danzmann, AEI) (45 min)

10:05 Future plans (worldwide and in Europe; 2G+, CE and ET) and coordinative actions (APPEC, GWIC) (Harald Lück, AEI) (30)

10:40 Coffee break

10:55 APPEC and its role in European GW research (Job de Kleuver, APPEC) (10)

11:05 ET Pathfinder – a prototype in the Limburg region (Frank Linde, Nikhef) (15)

11:30 lab visits AEI (ATLAS, 10mPT, Laser-lab) 1:00h

12:30 lunch break (Mensa)


Afternoon: Challenges for the next generation:

13:45 Instrumental technologies (15) (Stefan Hild, Glasgow)

14:05 Infrastructure and facilities (15) (Jo v.d. Brand, Nikhef)

14:25 vibration isolation (15) (Gerald Bergmann, AEI)

14:45 Laser technologies (15) (Benno Willke, AEI)

15:05 Vacuum technologies (15) (Antonio Pasqualetti, EGO)

15:25 coffee break

15:50 Calibration (15) (James Lough, AEI)

16:10 Gravitational wave follow-up (15) (Marek Kowalski, DESY)

16:30  Discussion on:

  • Gravitational waves on the national roadmap.
  • Germany’s position on bringing the Einstein telescope onto the ESFRI Roadmap
  • Germany’s contribution to international governance structures for the Einstein Telescope and worldwide coordination

18:00 adjourn