Our Einstein Telescope-team participated in the ET Symposium (6th-10th May

2024) in Maastricht, Netherlands.

Besides progressing in the collaboration(s) with various international

project partners, our PhD student Lennard Busch won an award for “the best

poster presentation”.

Poster prizes were awarded for the first time ever at the ‘24 symposium, the

fourteenth of its kind since 2008.

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The European Research Council (ERC) is funding our project GRAVITHELIUM to develop a key technology for the Einstein Telescope, the next-generation European gravitational-wave detector.

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In February, our small team contributing to the Einstein Telescope actively participated in a working meeting with our colleagues from KAGRA, the Japanese Kamioka Gravitational Wave Detector.

This included an exploration of its spectacular installations deep under the mountains of the Kamioka mine in Kamioka-cho, Hida-city, Gifu-prefecture.

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Our research for technological solutions for the Einstein Telescope is now featured in the “lookKIT” magazine (issue 2023/4).

It includes exceptional portraits like the one above and interviews of our three personnel committed to the project.

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We presented the status of KIT’s R&D activities for the Einstein Telescope at the III. CNRS Helmholtz Dark Matter Lab (DMLab) meeting in November 2023 at KIT.

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Einstein Telescope

The Einstein Telescope (ET) is a proposed underground infrastructure to host a third-generation, gravitational-wave observatory. It builds on the success of current, second-generation laser-interferometric detectors Advanced Virgo and Advanced LIGO, whose breakthrough discoveries of merging black holes and neutron stars over the past 5 years have ushered scientists into the new era of gravitational-wave astronomy.

Mixed-Refrigerant Cycles

Refrigeration processes operated with wide-boiling refrigerant mixtures known as cryogenic mixed-refrigerant cycles (CMRC) are an attractive technology for providing cooling capacity in the temperature range between 80 K and 200 K.

Cryogenic Fluid Properties

The properties of cryogenic fluid mixtures are of fundamental importance for the development and optimisation of closed-cycle cryogenic cooling systems needed for applications of high-temperature superconductivity (HTS) and for the liquefaction or re-liquefaction of low-boiling fluids.

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