Next-Generation Gravitational-Wave Detectors

start date: 

Mardi, octobre 11, 2016 - 11:00 to 12:30

Place: 

454A (To Be Confirmed)

Speaker: 

Jan Harms

Home Institute: 

University of Urbino and INFN

organized by: 

The detection of gravitational waves from the mergers of binary black holes by the Advanced LIGO detectors has provided a first glimpse on the most energetic phenomena in the Universe. We can now look ahead and conceive a new generation of detectors with higher sensitivity. Europe has taken first steps years ago with the design study of the Einstein Telescope. The LIGO community in the US is discussing a similar project currently under the name Cosmic Explorer. In this talk, I will present the main challenges and constraints of next-generation detectors, and give examples of how the envisioned sensitivity gain would further improve our understanding of the Universe.