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"The Einstein Telescope Project" by Mario Martinez-Perez (Fri, 3 March 2023)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Invited Seminar on the Einstein telescope:

23 February 2023

The Einstein Telescope Project

by Mario Martinez-Perez, ICREA Research Professor, Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies (IFAE)

Friday, 3 March 2023
11:30 AM
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles


This seminar will present the details of the Einstein Telescope Project (ET), its current design, its scientific goals and the first steps towards the definition of the ET Collaboration and its model for governance. Special emphasis is put in aspects related to the Spanish contributions and the opportunities for scientific and industrial engagement.

The Einstein Telescope (ET) will be the European Third-Generation (3G) Gravitational Wave (GW) Observatory, designed to observe the Universe by covering the whole spectrum observable from Earth with interferometric GW detectors. ET will put Europe at the forefront of the GW research being the first and most advanced 3G GW observatory. Europe will take the lead in the newborn multimessenger astronomy by combining information delivered by ET with optical, IR, UV, gamma, cosmic ray and neutrino telescopes observations. ET will impact on our fundamental physics knowledge, and our understanding of the fundamental interactions governing the evolution of black-holes and neutron stars.


Born Mario Martinez-Perez Madrid, he studied Theoretical Physics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He spent many years at DESY in Hamburg (Germany) studying deeply inelastic electron-proton scattering in the ZEUS experiment, where he obtained his PhD and then worked as DESY researcher. In 2001, he moved to USA to work in Fermilab. He participated in the CDF experiment at the Tevatron proton-antiproton collider, with emphasis on searches for new physics. In 2007 he moved back to Europe and started working also in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN,  initiating operations in 2009. Since then he was acting as project leader of the IFAE-Barcelona group in ATLAS. In 2015 he was appointed Head of IFAE Experimental Division, Scientific Manager of the Spanish High Energy Physics, and Scientific Delegate in CERN's Council. Starting in 2018, he initiated a new activity  related to Gravitational Waves Physics with the LIGO-Virgo interferometers.

Hosted by David Amabilino, ICMAB-CSIC

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