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Presenting Einstein Telescope in Brussels

In week 15, the European Parliament will hold its plenary session in Brussels, Belgium. Therefore, from April 9 to 11, 2024, several activities about the Einstein Telescope will be organized in Brussels by the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR). The various activities, with the largest events being an exhibition and a forum, are aimed at informing and engaging with multiple relevant parties about Einstein Telescope and the EMR as a high-potential location.


To inform the MEPs about the Einstein Telescope, the Euregio Meuse-Rhine as a potential site and the progress of ongoing research on key technologies needed for the development of the Einstein Telescope, they can visit an exhibition about the Einstein Telescope in the European Parliament from April 9 to 11.


The forum is a strategic event for collaboration and funding for hosting the Einstein Telescope in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. The forum is dedicated to exploring European cooperation in the fields of all the advanced technologies associated with gravitational wave detection and building of underground observatories.

The forum takes place on Wednesday April 10th at the Solvay Library in Brussels. It is organized and sponsored by the Province of Limburg (NL), POM Limburg (BE), and the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), on behalf of all the collaborating and supporting partners.

The forum is intended for European companies, governments and knowledge institutes that want to be part of the Einstein Telescope community, that will join together in the adventure to establish this observatory in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. The event offers an program, with interesting keynote speakers Leonardo Biagioni, Gideon Koekoek, Thomas Hertog and Thomas Dermine.

Euregio Meuse-Rhine

The border area of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany is a promising location for the Einstein Telescope thanks to its unique soil that dampens disruptive vibrations. Good connections and the network of knowledge institutions and companies also make the area attractive.

A bidbook is currently being made. A decision on the final location of Einstein Telescope in Europe is expected to be made by the Board of representatives (11 European countries) in 2026, based on the bidbooks received from the potential sites.

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