Science Case for the Einstein Telescope

Thursday, 5 December, 2019

Published in: 

arXiv:1912.02622

The Einstein Telescope (ET), a proposed European ground-based gravitational-wave detector of third-generation, is an evolution of second-generation detectors such as Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo, and KAGRA which could be operating in the mid 2030s. ET will explore the universe with gravitational waves up to cosmological distances. We discuss its main scientific objectives and its potential for discoveries in astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics.

Author(s): 

Michele Maggiore
Chris van den Broeck
Nicola Bartolo
Enis Belgacem and 14 others