The XII Symposium of the Einstein Telescope (ET) took place in Budapest, at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, on the 7th - 8th of June. The ET scientific community met in Budapest for a crucial step in the long Einstein Telescope journey: the formal establishment of the ET Collaboration.
XII Einstein Telescope Symposium
More than 400 scientists, out of more than 1200 members of the Collaboration, participated in the meeting in person or remotely. The ET members discussed the status of the experiment, the technical challenges, the scientific case, and the scientific and technical progresses made by each of the ET boards. The ET Project Directorate presented the perspective of the funding agencies. Finally, the approved INFRA-DEV Horizon EU project, for supporting the preparation phase of the experiment, and the INFRA-TECH Horizon EU proposal, recently submitted to Brussels for supporting technological R&D activities, were introduced to the whole Collaboration.
Visualization of the Einstein Telescope (Source: et-gw.eu)
The symposium was organized locally by the colleagues of the Wigner Research Centre for Physics. Presently four Hungarian research units joined to the ET Collaboration, namely from the Wigner RCP, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the Institute for Nuclear Research and the Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences.
The website of the Syposium: https://indico.ego-gw.it/event/411/
The official website of the EInstein Telescope: http://www.et-gw.eu/
(Source: 12. ET Symposium press release)