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E-Test project

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E-Test is an Interreg Euregio Meuse-Rhine research project.

The Einstein Telescope will open a new window on the Universe through the observation of gravitational waves.Its infrastructure will be buried 300 meter below the surface to reduce human-, wind- and ground-induced vibrations and movements. The Interreg project E-TEST is a very important step of the Einstein Telescope, as it will be a proof of concept, both on the prototype side and on the geological side. E-TEST will build a prototype – a large suspended mirror at cryogenic temperature (10 Kelvin) – to validate the telescope’s technology. E-TEST will also run an underground study to map and model the geology of the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. This will allow to define the optimal design and location of the future Einstein Telescope. This project is a major scientific breakthrough but will also have a significant economic impact on SMEs in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.

Project partners:

  • Universiteit Hasselt
  • Inspectie Leefomgeving en transport (ILT)
  • KU Leuven
  • Bonn University
  • KNMI
  • Université de Liège - Interface Entreprises (ITF)
  • RWTH Aachen
  • NWO Institute Nikhef
  • NMWP Management GmbH

Information about the E-TEST project can be found at: https://www.etest-emr.eu/

Information about the Einstein Telescope can be found at: https://www.einsteintelescope.nl/en/